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Conflict between luatex-ja and fontspec [closed]

I am using LuaLaTeX to write my thesis, because LuaLaTeX has better compatibility. However, now I found that there seems to be conflict between the package luatex-ja (which provides neccessary CJK ...
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Metapost intersectiontimes

In the code below intersectiontimes is not giving an intersection point of the two paths. Could anyone provide some guidance on how to find (and mark) the intersection points of the curves below? (I'...
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Spacing changes when using unicode-math range feature. Why?

You can use the range feature of unicode-math to set the math font for a specific unicode slots or the macro accessing the glyph. I tried this with the sum sign & Latin Modern, see my example: \...
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XeTeX, LuaTeX: a good investment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Drawbacks of XeTeX/LuaTeX I'm only writing in English and French. In order to get the best appearance (ligatures, spacing between words and letters...), would it be a good ...
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Starting with TeX (not LaTeX)

I've been using LaTeX for 3 years and I'm decided to switch to (plain) TeX. For the moment I'm reading The TeXbook for the third time (I quietly start to read the double-danger signed paragraphs) 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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Can LuaTeX do something to alter linebreaks inside math inline automatically?

This is kind of a follow up to this question. Consider the sample code: \documentclass{minimal} \begin{document} A text with an inline equation which is broken in to two parts but is not wanted right ...
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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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lualatex and string.format

I´m doing my first steps with lualatex and don´t understand, why the following code results in an error: \documentclass[ngerman, pagesize]{scrartcl} \usepackage{luatextra} \begin{document} \...
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How to assign distinct font, color and style to each sectioning environment of a document? [closed]

I am trying to compose with *TeX a document that looks like a GDR manual. Basically I need to set a different font, style and color for chapter, section, subsection and subsubsection labels. It is ...
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How to suppress a “Rare” ligature that pre-empts a “Common” ligature for the same character pair?

In several documents I'm creating with LuaLaTeX (using MacTeX2012 on a Mac that's running MacOS X 10.7.5), I primarily use the Adobe-issued font Garamond Premier Pro as the main text font. I use this ...
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Conflict between microtype, LuaLaTeX, and otf fonts when typesetting material in small-caps

I'm using the microtype package (microtype beta 2.5 build 08) to modify my document and I'd like to retain its functionality across all font shapes with the exception of small-caps (\scshape). How do ...
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Problems with \bm and LuaLaTeX

I recently started using LuaLaTeX (after years of just pdflatex) and I seem to be having trouble with the bm package. For example, when I try to compile the simple document: \documentclass[12pt]{...
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Speeding up latex/lua/tikz

I have a rather large LaTeX document in that it generates a lot of LaTeX code using lua (small .tex file on disk but large amount of generated LaTeX code). It is very slow to compile and takes about 1 ...
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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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Changing typesetting engine from pdfLaTeX to LuaTeX in TeXnicCenter

How does one change the typesetting engine from pdfLaTeX to LuaTeX in TeXnicCenter? Is it sufficient to just change the path to the .exe in Build->Define Output Profiles?
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Differing hyphenation in xelatex and lualatex [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: lualatex and line breaks after em-dashes I am working on a manuscript that can be compiled with either with xelatex or lualatex. The PDF output from xelatex looks better ...
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How to use otf fonts correctly?

I'm using Linux. I'd discovered that is possible to run lualatex and use my system fonts. Well, I'm trying to see how they look like. Here is my sample: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{amsart} \...
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Frequently loaded packages: Differences between XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX

Adding the missing member to pdfLaTeX vs. XeLaTeX and pdfLaTeX vs. LuaLaTeX, here's the last of the big three: XeLaTeX vs. LuaLaTeX. Where would a typical template for XeLaTeX differ from one for ...
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Footnote mark alignment with italic text [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: superscripts with xelatex? (footnotes, natbib) I'm adding a footnote to a sentence that is italicized, and the placement of the footnote mark seemed to be off. I'm guessing ...
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xelatex hangs when using fontspec

I'm using TexStudio 2.5.1 on Windows 7 with MiKTeX. The following brief .tex file will cause xelatex to hang: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} Test \end{document} ...
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Sawasdee Font in Beamer Poster

I'm trying to use the "Sawasdee" font in a beamer poster (installed as a TrueType font from fonts-tlwg-sawasdee ubuntu package). I can activate it in a regular (scractl) document by using \usepackage{...
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Using savetrees with LuaLaTeX

Apparently I can't use savetrees with lualatex - is there another way to expand the writable area to the whole page (for US-letter currently, I think other people are interested in A4)? I get this ...
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Changing numbers font features while changing shape

I am writing a document with the main font set up with old numbers, but I would like to have the "normal" style in the tables. This works but one particular table has some of the numbers in italic and ...
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System-wide feature file in lualatex

I have a font (Dolly) with f_i and f_l ligatures, which requires a feature file to make them work. Everything works fine using the following: # dolly.fea languagesystem DFLT dflt; languagesystem ...
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XeTeX and Luatex fail to display correctly biblical hebrew fonts

My question is related to both XeTeX and LuaTeX; both fail to display correctly biblical hebrew fonts. More precisely, the text is truncated at some point, and the nikud (meaning something like ...
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Problems with largesymbols in mathptmx and LuaLaTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: problem compiling some ‘math’ using LuaLaTeX This is a MWE \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{mathptmx} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{lualatex-math} \usepackage{...
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l3names error in lualatex (\reserveinserts{32})

I have the following 'test file' in which I am working, works without problems when compiling with '(La/Xe/pdf) TeX' but throws an error when compiling with 'LuaLaTeX': Package: l3names 2012/09/24 ...
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How to generate compounded diacritical fonts for Sanskrit with XeTeX and LuaTeX?

I'm trying to use diacritical marks for Sanskrit with a font that does not natively support all the marks (Minion Pro). So they are compounded somehow by XeTeX. This works almost fine in using: \...
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Bar plots in sans serif font

I want to typeset my bar plots with a sans serif font (using LuaTeX). I tried many options that I found searching the manual and the internet. None of them solved my problem---using different fonts ...
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fontspec: what does Renderer=Basic do?

I'm writing a document using LuaLaTeX on Windows, using Arial (please do not comment on that) as its main font with: \usepackage{fontspec} \defaultfontfeatures{Ligatures=TeX} \setmainfont[Renderer=...
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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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querying whether a font feature has been activated via a fontspec command

A LaTeX package I'm currently writing makes use of -- and definitely requires -- some of the power of LuaLaTeX. I would like to make my package's user interface -- in particular, the options that need ...
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How to raise a LaTeX warning from within Lua code?

I want to raise a warning from within Lua code. With advice from the LuaTeX wiki and LaTeX 2𝜀 for class and package writers, I arrived at the following (working) solution: \documentclass{article} \...
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subscript is set too low in math-mode with xits-math

I use unicode-math with xits-math as math font and asana-math for math double-struck symbols. I compile with lualatex, and my packages are from TeXlive 2011. Now, when use asana-math mixed with xits, ...
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Fix message about outdated xelatex

I'm a new to (La)Tex. The problem I'm having it that every output document (pdf) starts with Your xelatex format appears to be outdated!Please update your system and recreate it with fmtutil. I'...
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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 add some lines of ...
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\settowidth in preamble wrong with fontspec+lualatex w/ MWE

I am getting some strange behaviour using luaLaTeX and a rather simple command definition. I am using TeXLive 2012, Linux x86_64. When \settowidth is used in the preamble to compute the width of some ...
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Problem with fontspec and EBGaramond

Im trying to typeset a book using fontspec and the EB Garamond font. I try first to use Lualatex because I wanted to experiment with some features of the impnattypo (french typography) package. ...
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Problem with LuaTeX : can't write on the .aux file at second pass [closed]

I use MiKTeX 2.9 for Windows, format Plain eTeX. I have my own macro package which I've used for years, and I tried recently to use it with LuaTeX (included MiKTeX version) in order to use UTF-8 ...
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LuaLatex package: \dofile results in error “no such file or directory”

I've written some macros that randomly selects questions from a database to include on an exam. The start of my .sty file reads as follows: \NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e} \ProvidesPackage{randqs}[2012/10/...
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How to make compilation faster? [closed]

I have a rather large document (about 150~200 pages) with plenty of cross-references. I can, of course, use \include and \includeonly, but I do not only have new chapters, I also use \input for ...
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Problem with Greek language

I am trying to write an essay in Greek and I type Greek characters but it doesn't compile. I have downloaded both greektex and program Babylon but it seems that I can't make them work.
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Passing environment to \luatexluaescapestring fails

Can anyone explain why the macro \makequesone below fails and/or suggest a fix? The verbatim option works (as in the MWE) but I would like the content of the argument to be able to contain relatively ...
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Is direct utf8 input of combining diacritics in math mode possible with lualatex?

I am trying to typeset a document with combining diacritics directly input in it. I use LuaLaTex. Here is a minimal example illustrating the original issue: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{...
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A bug in fontspec, lua(la)tex, or the Junicode font?

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Junicode} \setsansfont[Scale=MatchLowercase]{HelveticaNeue} \setmonofont[Scale=MatchLowercase]{Consolas} \begin{...
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Contextual Substitution with LuaLateX

Contextual substition doesn't seem to work with LuaLateX, while it works fine with XeLateX. Am I doing something wrong or is this a bug? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{...
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How to find out which glyphs are different in an OpenType style set?

With fontspec, and XeTeX or LuaTeX it's possible to access a font's OpenType features, including the Style Sets, e.g. like this: \addfontfeatures{RawFeature=+ss01;+ss18} TeX.sx has already taught ...
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Best way to use Linux Biolinum Keyboard with fontspec?

I am trying to typeset keyboard shortcuts in my document, e.g. CTRL+SHIFT+S. The Linux Libertine font family includes a nice keyboard font that I would like to use. What's the best way to use it with ...
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\ifpdf returns true when using LuaLaTeX

The ifpdf package is supposed to detect if pdfTeX is running: This package looks for pdfTeX in pdf mode and implements and sets the switch \ifpdf. (from the ifpdf documentation) However, when I ...