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Can LuaLaTeX make wrapping text around figures easier?

If there is one thing LaTeX has never been good at, it is wrapping text around figures. Well, I have grown used to LuaLaTeX always providing a solution to what seemed impossible before. So does there ...
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error: could not start the command. lualatex -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex

I have just installed texmaker 4.4.1 and MikTeX 64bit in my laptop. When I use pdflaTeX everything seems to be working fine, however when I try to switch to LuaLaTex I get the message shown in the ...
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Smallcaps don't work if fontspec's microtype is used in luaLatex

This could be a duplicate question of this one - but I'd say the problem there is still not solved. Consider the following example: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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General guide on how to set up font families for luaLatex

In A Survey of Free Math Fonts for TEX and LATEX are great examples of harmonizing fonts in Latex. For example consider the text fragment for CM Bright: With pdfLatex it was sufficient to just ...
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Change engine for “latex” command on terminal

First of all I'm working with ePiX For those who have never heard about, epix uses Latex. To compile, ePiX runs latex command on terminal. I'm always getting a message saying I've got memory limit. ...
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luatodonotes and tikz externalization won't mix

Consider the following code: documentclass[11pt]{report} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepgfplotslibrary{external} \tikzexternalize %\usepackage{luatodonotes} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Automatic box packing

I have a number of say, subfigures, of varying shapes and would like to waste less space displaying them; their order doesn't matter, and rather than having them all lined up on the same baseline I ...
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How to use LuaLaTeX at WinEdt?

I have a problem " How to use LuaLaTeX at WinEdt ? And my MWE : \documentclass{article} \usepackage{luacode} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \luaexec{ tp=tex.print ...
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\mathbb and MnSymbol

I am experimenting a little with fonts and I'd like to use the following MWE to write some math: \documentclass[% paper=a4,% fontsize=12bp,% parskip=half-,% notitlepage,% oneside,% reqno,% ...
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Obtain a TikZ tree from a Lua table/string

Let's consider I have a database where with appropriate passages I obtain the a string that describes a layered tree. Consider the following listing: % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 % !TEX program = ...
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Why does Lualatex crash after a recent update?

After updating packages of MiKTEX 2.9 lualatex stopped working. I execute this code: \documentclass[12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \node[] at (0,0) {A}; ...
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Texlipse can't find font files

i have a LuaLaTeX document which should use some fonts but i get some errors which says that the font files can't be found. The fonts are in a subdirectory of the project. In the "Project Explorer" ...
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Kerning and ligatures in TeX without TeX

I am trying to get the same output as in this answer by topskip (an extended version with comments is presented in the TeX without TeX article). I am getting a paragraph consisting of 6 lines with ...
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LuaLaTeX and hyperref ate my document (properties). How do I get them back?

I use hyperref for a number of reasons, but among other things it sets up the document properties up well. As long as I compile with XeLaTeX that is. As soon as I compile with LuaLaTeX, everything is ...
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Why is LuaLaTeX so slow and is there anything I can do about it?

A while back I started bumping into issues with LuaLaTex and switched to compiling a project in XeLaTeX. Since then it seems most of my issues have been resolved upstream or are fixable one way on ...
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Why does LuaLaTeX's \IfFileExists fail where XeLaTeX succeeds?

I have a series of files that I've been compiling with XeLaTeX. I recently attempted to compile with LuaLaTex and it made a royal mess of things. I traced the issue to the use of \IfFileExists in one ...
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MikTeX Update and LuaTeX [duplicate]

Since the Miktex Update yesterday LuaTeX doesn't work any longer. Running from command line, I only get the following output: >lualatex Main.tex This is LuaTeX, Version beta-0.79.1 (MiKTeX 2.9 ...
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Workaround to make catchbetweenfiletags work with lualatex

I recently discovered that a basic example of the package catchbetweenfiletags doesn't work with lualatex (while it works with pdflatex). What follows is the MWE. Do you know if there is workaround ...
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Polyglossia and hookrightarrow

Can someone explain why there is a gap between the tail and the head of \hookrightarrow when I load polyglossia with French support ? I'm using LuaLaTeX for producing the .pdf. ...
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Minion Math with LuaLaTeX

I cannot get the font Minion Math to display correctly in LuaLaTeX. Several posts on here and the official font support page all say to use the package unicode-math. And so I try: ...
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Randomizing a given text

It sounds stupid, but it's useful to me. I want to randomize words. To input a text, and to get an output with the same words, in random order. I have no idea how to begin with, though. Therefore I ...
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Nil value error in LuaTeX when \bullet is replaced with text

I'm trying to draw a spectral sequence using luasseq, and getting the following error message: LuaTeX error /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/scripts/luasseq/luasseq.lua:377: attempt to index field ...
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show content of token register as a string in the document

I'm trying to implement a command that can execute its argument, but also print it. To that end I'm dumping the argument into a toks register and use LuaTex to put it back with inactive catcodes; as ...
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How to style all instances of a certain word?

In my document I want to change the colour of every instance of the * character to red. How can I style every instance of a single word or character without interfering with the document's other ...
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LuaTeX: How to handle a Lua function that prints TeX macros

Let's say that I have a Lua function that prints TeX macros: How can those macros be executed during compilation with LuaLaTeX? In the following example, I defined a LaTeX macro that should print a ...
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Do pdfTeX, XeTeX and LuaTeX share any code with Knuth's original TeX? [closed]

The title contains the entire question. The engines are different, but do they still share some code with Knuth's TeX, or are they "remakes" from scratch?
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Updating glue after changing width of a box

I need to change the width of a saved box and want it to look as if it was constructed at that width. For example, this centers A in a 4cm wide box: \hbox to 4cm{\hfil A\hfil} But this centers B ...
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Differences between XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX embedding fonts (with optical sizes) in PDF

Using TexLive 2014 (updated today) on Windows 7 the following code compiles using XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[ Extension = .otf, Path=otf/, ...
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lineno package has different output in pdflatex and lualatex [closed]

Using line label references from the lineno package prevents lines from being broken at explicit hyphens in words adjacent to the label. Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{article} ...
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assign penalty to one discretionary (not all paragraph)

For a quite complex problem that would be too long to describe, I need to set different penalties for different discretionaries in the same paragraphe. It doesn't seem to be possible with pdfTeX (and ...
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Updating Your Own Font

In my scenario I am using my own custom font. It is an OpenType font - not a tex-packaged one either, just one I've made in FontCreator (Windows 7). Now, I want to use this font with lualatex, so I ...
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How can I use LuaLaTeX for `europasscv`?

I want to write a europasscv in the same format as my other material for application etc., for which I use LuaLaTeX. The problem up to now is that I can't even make use of TeX Gyre Heros as sansfont, ...
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Formatted number printout in LuaTeX?

I have this code that I copied from What is a simple example of something you can do with LuaTeX?. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{luacode} \def\score#1#2#3{% \directlua{ s1 = #1; ...
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Something like \tikzexternalize[prefix=tikztmp/] for LuaLaTeX

My aim is to compile a *.tex file that contains quite a number of tikz-environments and to create for every tikz-environment one pdf-file. Under LaTeX I would use something like ...
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How to make all math bold by default in LuaLaTeX

I would like to make all of my equations bold by default in a LuaLaTeX document that uses the lmodern math font. The answer to this question suggests using \boldmath, but I can't get it to work while ...
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get path of source file when compiling from another directory

Is it possible to get the absolute path of the main tex file when compiled from another directory? LuaTeX is the engine I use, so a LuaTeX-only soluion is fine. If I have /x/y/test.tex and if I do cd ...
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Superscript placement using unicode-math with scaling

When I scale up a math font using the unicode-math package, the placement of the superscript is too low. How can I globally adjust the placement of superscripts for this scaled math font? ...
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Let pdflatex/Lualatex write a PDF “checkpoint”

Assume that you have a program that is writing a report while it computes, and the report is a LaTeX file with text, TikZ figures, ect. that needs to be compiled to a PDF before it can be viewed ...
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LuaLatex and large braces with MathTime Professional 2

The following example behaves badly in LuaLatex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage[lite]{mtpro2} \begin{document} \[ x = \ccases{ x & 1,\\x & 2,\\x & ...
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Microtype causes error in combination with system call LuaLaTeX

I'm trying to plot some figures based on measurements with tikz because the number of data points is to large for LaTeX I'm using a 'system call' to use LuaLaTeX for them. As long I do not load ...
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TeX capacity exceeded despite system call LuaLaTeX [closed]

I'd like to plot some measured values with TikZ, but despite "calling" LuaLaTeX I get the error message that TeX's main memory is exceeded. I can compile the plots under LuaLaTeX but it doesn't work ...
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PDF optimization packages/options

I noticed that when compiling any document in TeX, the resulting PDF can be reduced in size by quite much. For example, take \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, ...
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wrap logo and sender's address with scrlttr2

I have a problem with scrlttr2 and Lualatex when I use a logo and the english manual of Koma-script don't help. I want to have it next to the sender's address, partly in the margin, and with the ...
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LuaLaTex is consuming 40 sec .. is there a way to reduce

I'm currently using, MikTex with LuaLaTex as compiler. When provided with the .TEX file, it is taking about 40 sec time (approx.) Is there a way to reduce this time? The point here is, this process ...
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Why are Accented Capital Letters not well decoded in QRCODE?

Double accented capital letters, such as ÙÇ, ÙÉ, ÀÇ, and ÈÏ, are not well decoded in a qrcode. Is there a way to fix that ? \documentclass[french]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} % if this package is ...
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Place TikZ picture over top of text

I'm designing some letterhead using LuaLaTeX (interchangeable with XeLaTeX at this point) where I want my signature and name to be drawn like this: The signature is a TikZ drawing, the text is ...
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HowTo create a LuaLatex package

I would like to develop LuaLatex packages. I am very interested by the scripting capability of LuaLatex, so I'd like to use it as much as possible instead of Latex or Tex. Is there a "standard" or ...
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Is LuaTeX planned to have as good font capabilities as XeTeX? [closed]

The title almost says it all. As I understand it, XeTeX was built from the ground up for its font support, while LuaTeX only got fontspec support years after its creation. While font support will ...
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Delayed expansion of StrSubstitute argument with active characters

This is an extension of my previous question. The accepted answer provided a way for me to delay expansion of a marked-up easylist list until the string was processed inside the environment. I'm ...
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Command doesn't expand into other commands after string substitution

The MWE should explain it all (use LuaLaTeX): \documentclass[11pt]{memoir} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{xstring} \usepackage{easylist} \begin{document} ...