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Reviewing hyphenations with LuaTeX

This question led to a new package: lua-check-hyphen I wrote a question (Accessing pointers in LuaTeX) hoping it would lead me to a way of reviewing the hyphenations with LuaTeX, and without ...
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How can I achieve dictionary headers for two page spreads in LaTeX

I would like to produce a document where I can display the first and last items of each two page spread in the headers of both the left and right pages. I know I can use \markboth{}{} to collect the ...
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Using macros in \DeclareGraphicsRule statement using shell command

I am currently working on a document which i am compiling under both linux and windows. As one of the images I use is a tif image, I'd like to have lualatex converting it on-runtime to a format it ...
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In lualatex, hyphenation doesn't seem to work for words that contain certain ligatures

It would seem that hyphenation does not work properly under LuaLaTeX if the hyphenation points occur at places where TeX inserts ligatures. Consider the following MWE, which (i) provides hyphenation ...
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LuaLaTeX + fontspec: cannot compare documents with Acrobat

I use the option "compare documents" in Adobe Acrobat Pro a lot to highlight changes between revisions. What I just noticed is, if I compile a simple document such as the one below with LuaLaTeX + ...
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Getting started with Greek and Hebrew in LuaLaTeX

I am typesetting a 17th century English theological document that uses a smattering of Greek and Hebrew. I am using LuaLaTeX with TeXShop on the Mac. Is LuaLaTeX up to the task? If so what are the ...
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Fake bold in LuaLaTeX

I am sometimes using a font that has no boldface, so I am wondering whether or not there is a way to use some fakebold-feature in LuaLaTeX. The fontspec documentation explains a feature for XeLaTeX, ...
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lualatex and line breaks after em-dashes

I’ve just installed TeX Live 2012. As mentioned elsewhere on this site, the release history explains that “the parameter \XeTeXdashbreakstate is set to 1 by default, for both xetex and xelatex. This ...
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Serbian Cyrillic using LuaTeX and XeTeX

This question is directly inspired by Martin Schroder's answer to this question. Namely, I am wondering how would one use LuaTeX or XeTeX to produce Serbian (little bit different than Russian) ...
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How to use OpenType fonts with plain-LuaTeX?

Is it possible to have OpenType fonts with LuaTeX using the plain format? I have tried: \font\test="texgyrepagellaregular"\test test\bye but I get ! Font \test=texgyrepagellaregular not loadable: ...
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How to display only certain lines of a paragraph?

From reading Knuth's TeX Book (Chapter 14 How TeX Breaks Paragraphs into Lines), I understand that entire paragraphs are read in and then "massaged" by the "line-breaking algorithm" in an optimal way ...
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Accessing side-bearings in LuaTeX

This question has been solved, in XeTeX, by this code: \def\kright#1{\leavevmode #1\kern-\XeTeXglyphbounds3 \the\XeTeXcharglyph`#1 } \def\kleft#1{\leavevmode \kern-\XeTeXglyphbounds1 ...
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What is a simple example of something you can do with LuaTeX?

I've heard that with LuaTeX, you can embed Lua code in your document that work directly with TeX internals, making it possible to do several things that are hard to do with macros. What is a good ...
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microtype settings for dummies

More than a year ago, a friend of mine was totally excited about microtype features in LaTeX. He was talking about it quite a bit and then said to me: "Show me your document, let me input some lines ...
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How do I get a list of all font features supported by current font

With LuaTeX, how do I get a list of OTF features supported by the current font in use printed? For example, with otfinfo, I can get a list of OTF features by otfinfo -f font_file_name. Can I do ...
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Lualatex: Font table with examples

I wanted to create a table of the fonts on my machine with short examples of each. So I got the function below and tried to modify to print the font in its typeface. (LuaLatex) ...
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Are XeTeX and LuaTeX platform dependent?

One of the main goals that Don Knuth had when developing TeX (other than the obvious one of creating high-quality documents) was a 100% platform independence. A document produced on one system should ...
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Create bitmap within TeX file

I'd like to create a bitmap (black and white) from within LuaTeX (or pdfTeX) and rescale it afterwards. For example (a 4x4 bitmap) could be made by \makebitmap{0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0} I ...
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Parsing files through LuaTeX

This question has two parts: How would one generally parse a file with LuaTeX, assuming the file only holds data that is delimited either by spaces, commas or semicolons. How would you parse the ...
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Suppress certain ligatures generally

Whether or not certain ligatures should be used (if available in a font) is a least in theory depending on the language used. For example traditional German texts would not have an "ffl" ligature but ...
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In LuaLaTeX, how do I pass the content of an environment to Lua verbatim?

In LuaLaTeX, how would I go about capturing the content of an environment for (verbatim) processing by Lua? For example, consider something like \begin{foobar} Hello {World} \end{foobar} I'd like ...
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How to get accented unicode characters that can be copy-pasted?

The aim is to generate the .pdf with accented characters (the .tex file has mixed macro and unicode input), in a way that the .pdf text can be copy-pasted. An example: \documentclass{article} ...
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What are the advantages of Lua over other scripting languages for a TeX implementation?

The question is inspired by Martin Schröder's answer to I am new to TeX. Should I use LaTeX, XeLaTeX, …? as well as my two previous questions on this forum: Automatic document update Generate LaTeX ...
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Why does it take LuaLaTeX so long to load fonts and can I speed it up?

To test Mico's upcoming selnolig package, I tried out LuaLaTeX. While the overall experience for me as a pdfLaTeX end-user was very similar, I noticed that LuaLaTeX takes a long time to load fonts. ...
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Installing Lua Modules for use in LuaLaTeX

I've done all of the searching that I can, and I think I've read the right answer, but am too dumb to know that I read it. I can't seem to figure out the magic tricks to get Lua modules, installed by ...
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Fixing fonts with LuaTeX feature files

Bringhurst urges us in Chapter 10 of The Elements of Typographic Style: Version 4.0 to fix the font files if needed. See below a summary of the chapter using the section titles. Bringhurst suggests ...
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duotone PDF files with lualatex

How to provide duotone PDF files for publishers who require it? I have a document with images (graphicx \includegraphics), TikZ diagrams, compiled with lualatex. So, if I understand it right, there ...
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How to use unicode-math with beamer and lualatex?

According to a recent article in "Die TeXnische Komödie", this should be the way to get Latin Modern Math to work with lualatex and the latest TeXLive 2011: \documentclass[professionalfonts]{beamer} ...
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Can the Lua part of LuaTeX know about tokens?

Using \directlua and tex.print, it is possible to send strings of characters back and forth between TeX and Lua. Let's take an example: starting with a macro \A, I pass its replacement text to Lua and ...
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Availability of LaTeX packages' functionality in ConTeXt, XeTeX, and LuaTeX

I am considering trying out ConTeXt, XeTeX, and LuaTeX, but one concern of mine is the fact that I am using a large number of LaTeX packages. There are a number of questions comparing these TeX ...
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Embedding Type 1C fonts using LuaLaTeX

As pointed out in the answer to PDF file size with LuaLaTeX vs XeLaTeX, the difference between using Type 1 and Type 1C fonts in two documents made a big difference in file size. File size is ...
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Possible LuaLaTeX Problem (compilation seems to hang)

I asked a question earlier, where I had problems with my font specification, since I am using LuaLaTeX with Caslon. I am on Win 7 with TeXLive 2013 (up to date). The file compiles just fine with ...
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Is there a LuaTeX analogue to XeTeXinterchartoks?

Just as the title of the questions says, is there an LuaTeX analogue to XeTeXinterchartoks?
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Bad interaction between fontspec and some lua code that performs string-related search and replace operations

Update 2013/05/28: The selnolig package is now on the CTAN. Comments and critiques always welcome! If you wish to contact me about any aspects of the package, please use the email address that's given ...
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Why do I need Lua or LaTeX3 in a plain old technical document?

I wrote and maintain a couple hundred page computer related technical spec in XeLaTeX. I use tables, figures, bitfields, algorithms and other typical trappings. I'm intrigued by LuaTeX and LaTeX3, ...
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Ancient Greek hyphenation in LuaLaTeX

Can anybody tell me the current state of hyphenation patterns in LuaLaTeX, especially with regard to Ancient Greek? I searched here on tex.sx and on the web. There are many mailing lists discussing ...
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\documentclass: undefined control sequence

There's probably a ton of questions about this already but I've been spending all day feeling overwhelmed with the TeX learning curve. I'm trying to learn LuaTeX (by the way, if you know of a good ...
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Replacing greek glyphs in math mode

I want to switch fonts, away from computer modern. I'm pretty sure that I will end up with a mixture of fonts. I can't provide a full list of required features, but Linux Libertine's feature set ...
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First steps with LuaLaTeX and ttf fonts

I am just starting to use LuaLaTeX. Mainly because I want to use a ttf font for a presentation. My MWE looks like \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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btex and etex in luamplib labels

I've been experimenting with METAPOST and in particular with luamplib. I found that I couldn't have tex typeset labels with the btex/etex construct as apparently is possible with straight up METAPOST. ...
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TikZ Region bounded by points

I have a set of points. I would like to "enclose" the points by a region. Since a picture is worth a thousand words: The dots are the points I want to enclose. I want the ability to control the ...
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Installing Lua Modules for use in LuaLaTeX - the sequel

There is a question with the same title, Installing Lua Modules for use in LuaLaTeX, that apparently went unresolved. I'm having similar issues and at this point am out of ideas. I'm running Debian ...
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LuaTeX won't end a line at Unicode emdash

I'm using LuaLaTeX instead of XeLaTeX for my book, mainly because it supports microtype's expansion feature, to produce the optimal word spacing and line breaking that will result in the most uniform ...
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Print large macro block from Lua to TeX

I have a rather large block of TeX macro code that is no problem to do in TeX but I'd like to create the macro in Lua instead The macro contains various TeX macro characters (\, %, [, ]) How can I ...
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PDF file size with LuaLaTeX vs XeLaTeX

I have a set one one page documents written in LaTex. The same file compiled in LuaLaTeX is about 23 times larger than when it is complied using XeLaTex (about 641 KB vs 28 kb). I tried with a couple ...
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Create a LibreOffice spreadsheet from luatex

After reading this amazing answer, I'm wondering if it possible to do the same thing but the other way round, that is create a LibreOffice spreadsheet from luatex, exporting data from the tex file to ...
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Will LaTeX3 have proper support for hooks? Does LuaTeX?

Tex has powerful support for extensions triggered by events happen in generating output, by running one of six token lists appropriately: \everycr \everydisplay \everyhbox \everymath \everypar ...
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text figures (old style numbers) and mhchem

How do I achieve lining figures with mhchem while maintaining text figures in the text (lualatex). My MWE is: \documentclass{minimal} \RequirePackage[paperwidth=70mm, paperheight=20mm, left=10pt, ...
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UTF8 not working in LuaTeX in TeXLive 2010

I've been trying to set a document using lualatex in my TeXLive 2010 installation. Unfortunately, the non-ASCII characters are left out from the output. In the following minimal document produces a ...
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Compile all tex files within a folder at once

Is there a way to compile all tex files within a specific folder, from LINUX terminal, at once? I would like to do this using pdflatex or lualatex in a way to create a pdf file for each distinc ...