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How to access the last line of a paragraph with LuaTeX

Consider the following code, using traditional TeX programming that through a series of boxing and unboxing, grabs the last line of a paragraph and centers it. \documentclass{article} ...
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Tikz graphdrawing library with tree layout throws error

When I compile the following snippet \documentclass[tikz,border=0pt]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{graphdrawing} \usetikzlibrary{graphs} \usetikzlibrary{shapes.misc} \usegdlibrary{trees} ...
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How does one retrieve \rpcode values in LuaTeX?

The \rpcode values from pdfTeX are properties of font characters, e.g., \rpcode\font 50 = 200 sets the right protrusion value for character 50 in the current font to 200. Reading chapter 7 of the ...
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What exactly is luatex's node.free deleting?

The LuaTeX manual doesn't give much information on the precise details other than saying that one needs to ensure that there aren't any dangling pointers still referencing the node (location). For ...
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Evaluating \luaexec while writing to the aux file

In the document end hook I'm trying to write \luaexec{x = 1} to the aux file, where the 1 is computed in Lua itself (and more complex in the real document, of course). MWE: \documentclass{article} ...
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How to use luatex's node.hpack so that marks, inserts and vadjusts migrate out?

TeX's hpack routine packages an hlist into a box. While doing that it looks at a global pointer adjust_tail and if that is not "null" it migrates some nodes to a separate list starting at ...
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combination of ngerman and fontspec brings a lot of errors

I was using the package ngerman and fontspec with luatex in one document in march 2014 and it worked fine. In the meanwhile, i installed a new arch linux and TeX Live. Now I get a lot of errors like ...
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LuaLaTeX pass characters without “ ” to lua

I try to pass characters to lua but I don't want to typeset the "" that are not natural in latex syntax. Here is a dummy mwe. Here is the background : \documentclass{article} ...
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Unknown TikZ/pgfplots error with external [closed]

I am trying to compile a large document (PhD thesis) and I have no problems compiling without using external, but as soon as I enable that feature, it has problems. So far I haven't found the answer ...
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\'. gives error when fontspec package is used

The following minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} The logo `\TeX\'. \end{document} produces the error: ./test.tex:5: Argument of \end has an extra }. ...
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Make Notes from Lyx into Annotations on the PDF

Lyx Supports Notes. It would be great to have any notes in lyx show up as Annotations in a draft produced PDF. For example: LyX: PDF: The use case I have in mind is when showing this draft ...
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Some fonts not recognized by LuaLaTeX

I have made an Ubuntu 14.04 fresh installation on a computer installing the following: texmaker 4.1-1 texlive 2013 texlive-xetex 2013 texlive-luatex 2013 texlive-fonts-extra 2013 ...
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LuaLateX: Problem with microtype \textls and center environment

I want to use \textls to reduce letterspacing for citing works/compositions. If I use it in the titlepage inside a center environment it gets a bit messy. As in other examples, it seems like the lines ...
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Am I missing the lualatex format source?

I am trying to get lualatex to run on my MikTeX 2.9 installation. When I attempt to create the format, I get the following error message (via mo.exe): Creating the lualatex format file... ...
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LuaLaTeX and listings do not work while XeLaTex works fine

I am trying to move from XeLaTeX to LuaLaTeX. I have some listings with special delimeters (an underscore). The following MWE compiles perfectly under XeLaTex, but gives the following error under ...
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Partial Sign with Unicode Math

I have a problem with Linux Libertine and the \partial sign. I use following code, but there is no \partial sign (I left all my fonts there, but the problem is the font for range=\mathit): ...
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Reducing the size of greek letters in TeX Gyre Schola Math?

I've been experimenting with TeX Gyre Schola (and its math font), and I've noticed that the greek letters are noticeably larger than normal letters and numbers. For example, consider the following: ...
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Debug log the text returned via tex.sprint() and friends?

Is there an easy way to see what text was sent from Lua to TeX via tex.sprint(), tex.print(), and tex.write()? (e.g., print it to stdout or log it to the .log file)
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Generating an oblique (slanted) font in LuaLaTeX

With LuaLaTeX, I am using an OpenType font family (Dolly Pro) with roman small caps but no italic small caps. My block quote style uses italics, which I like, but one of my quotations has the ...
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Interactive lualatex compiling

I have a made document using LuaLaTeX with some constants I have to change each time regarding about the circumstances. Is there a way that LuaLaTeX open an interactive window to ask me the value for ...
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Error when using selnolig and lua-check-hyphen: attempt to index global 'debug' (a boolean value)

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} % required for selnolig \usepackage{selnolig} \usepackage{lua-check-hyphen} \begin{document} Foo \end{document} Using my two favorite lualatex packages ...
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LuaLaTeX for dummies: how to add LaTeX macros into \directlua?

How to make the following code to compile? \documentclass{article} \newcommand*{\mycommand}{\directlua{for i = 1, 10 do tex.sprint(i\hskip1cm) end}} %does not work ...
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XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX: which is faster?

Beacuse I typeset in Japanese, I don't use LaTeX and now want to know which compiles faster: XeLaTeX or LuaTeX? Is Lua language allows to make the compile faster?
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LuaLaTeX for dummies: basic directlua use

I'm trying to understand the basics of lua programming within LaTeX. I have this simple function in a file called luatest.lua: function fact (n) if n == 0 then return 1 else return n * ...
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Is it the best or simpliest way to use a lua variable in LaTex Code?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{luacode} \begin{document} \begin{luacode} for i = 1,10 do a = math.random(0,10) ; tex.print("--") tex.print("$\\sqrt{"..a.."}$") % <- simpliest ? ...
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Translation not working when using siunitx + glossaries + polyglossia + xindy + LuaLaTeX

I'm trying to move to a modern LaTeX setup, by using LuaLaTex, polyglossia, glossaries + xindy. When I create a German document with a glossary, the title of the glossary correctly changes to ...
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Replacement(s) for TeX's paragraph builder using LuaTeX

The LuaTeX engine provides a callback that allows you to replace the built-in paragraph builder by your own algorithm. My question is twofold: does there exist a lua implementation that fully (or ...
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How to fix this interaction bug between pgfplots and babel-french module?

Here is an example of a minimum non-working case which is generating the bug: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{luatextra} \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} ...
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Vertically align nodes in tikz graph

I have taken to drawing automata in TikZ, as it will position the nodes for me, and generally requires very little post-processing in terms of options. I know I can force nodes to be in the same ...
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Precompiled header with lualatex and unicode-math

Consider the following: preamble.tex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmathfont{Cambria Math} \def\preambleloaded{Precompiled preamble loaded.} main.tex ...
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Index not printing after files are removed

I'm using Sublime Text with the LaTexTools package to build from within Sublime. Everything was working fine on my documents, until today, when I decided to remove all LaTeX temporary files for one of ...
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Trying to use Luatex: luatex.fmt not found, etex.ini not found

I want to disclaim that I am very inexperienced with latex. I am using Texmaker 4.3 with Miktex 2.9 on Windows 7. I am writing an article (let's call it "test") which includes several packages to ...
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xdvipdfmx parse error when using particular font with fontspec

I am using the font IM FELL English PRO (open-source otf here) via the fontspec package, and when I tried typesetting the characters \"{a}, \'{n} or \"{o}, I got this error: xdvipdfmx:fatal: Type2 ...
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Using Iwona as a math font with lualatex

I would like to use Iwona as a math font, but this setup doesn't get all math symbols right. (Multiline bracket, the sum symbol, etc.) \setmathfont{Iwona} \setmathfont[range=\mathup] {Iwona} ...
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port this template to lualatex

I am new to lualatex and I am trying to port the template at this link http://www.lorenzopantieri.net/LaTeX_files/TesiClassica.zip from pdflatex to lualatex. This template uses komascript, ...
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problem with LuaLaTeX: no file found

I am trying to experiment with lualatex but I cannot make it work properly My preamble is: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[greek]{polyglossia} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} ...
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Using LuaTeX, HSRM beamer theme, fontspec says DANTE font not found. .sty file has no reference to DANTE

I am attempting to modify the HSRM beamer theme found here. After switching from pdftex to LuaTex and purchasing the Flama fonts, I thought I would be ready to go. However, that seems not to be the ...
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Misplaced Accents in Cyrillic Text

In educational material for the Russian language and linguistic literature the need to put accents on Cyrillic vowels often arises. However when I tried to do this with luaLaTeX the accents where ...
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luatex and starting TeX macros which handle new line characters

This here is actually some kind of isolated follow-up question to Workaround for open lualatex bug in \scantokens? . I tried to use tex.print("<some tex macro>{<something with a newline ...
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how to pass the content of the TeX variable to Lua

How can I pass the content of the TeX variable \jobname to a Lua variable? (I am using LuaLaTeX with the luacode package.)
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Compile Error: lualatex with PSTricks

I compile the file below with lualatex --shell-escape but I get the error : ! Undefined control sequence. l.14 \savedata ...
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Long list of tabular figures inside minipage goes off page

Using the follow MWE, I'm able to create a beautiful lists of photos on the left and a caption on the right (similarly, I could also use the sidecaption package or floats directly). MWE [LuaLaTeX]: ...
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context to run side by side with LaTeX in Windows 8 64bit

I have installed context in Windows 8 64 bit. Already I have been running MIKTEX 2.9 successfully. Now when I try to test context in CLI I get the following error message. ...
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Differences regarding kerning and ligaturing when using the MacTex2013 and MacTeX2014 versions of LuaLaTeX with .ttc fonts

This posting is a follow-up to the postings Can't generate ligatures with LuaLaTeX under TeXLive 2014 when using certain fonts and LuaLaTeX, fontspec, .ttc fonts and kerning (Optima on Mac OS). I have ...
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LuaLaTeX, fontspec, .ttc fonts and kerning (Optima on Mac OS)

I'm probably missing something obvious. I'm using MacTeX 2014. I want to use the font Optima that ships with the Mac OS (10.8.5) -- it is a .ttc font. If I typeset the following TeX file I get no ...
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Translating LaTeX document to XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX

I'm writing a Thesis on the ''use of history to teach mathematics''. The first four chapters are already typed and compiled in pdfTex, I used the memoir document class. Recently I read this Lua post ...
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Workaround for open lualatex bug in \scantokens?

As package author I am in need of writing a manual with lots of examples. Now I started to make heavy use of lualatex in order to speed up operations which take a long time in TeX (of my package, not ...
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How can I specify a minimum length for my graph's edges?

I've just started to use the (new?) graphdrawing library (see section 27 of the TikZ & PGF 3.0.0). It's awesome! However, I can't seem to effect a minimum length for my graph's edges. That's ...
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Cover whole page with squares arranged in a “spiral”

I'm trying to cover a whole landscape A4 paper with small squares – drawn in TikZ – starting from the bottom left corner of the page and moving towards to the center of the page in a ...
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Beamer: Use Libertine and Computer Modern monospace (pdflatex vs lualatex)

I am using beamer to write a presentation. I included the libertine package to change the default font, and I am using the professionalfonts theme to avoid clashes with beamer's font settings. I ...