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How to get box dimensions within lualatex

I'm new to lualatex, which looks phenomenal. I wonder what the easiest way is to access the dimensions of a box from within lualatex. I intend to use it in more complicated situations than this (as ...
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Small caps font is not enabled with fontspec and MinionPro

I can't make lualatex generate small caps font when I use MinionPro as my main font: \documentclass[a4paper,justified,nobib,notoc]{tufte-book} \usepackage{fontspec} \title{ABC} \author{Arthur ...
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checksum mismatch in font futr8t.vf ignored [duplicate]

With this MWE : \documentclass{beamer} \RequirePackage{fontspec} \usefonttheme{serif} \RequirePackage{lmodern} \RequirePackage{fourier} \beamertemplatenavigationsymbolsempty ...
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Is it a bug? (LuaLaTeX AND [russian](Polyglossia OR Babel) AND Cleveref) => ERROR [duplicate]

So, with the following code \documentclass[12pt, russian]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \defaultfontfeatures{Ligatures={TeX},Renderer=Basic} \setmainfont[Ligatures={TeX,Historical}]{Linux Libertine ...
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Problem with \setmathfont and siunitx

I have some problem with the following code. \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{fontspec,luatextra,unicode-math} \usepackage{icomma} \usepackage[noload=abbr]{siunitx} \sisetup{decimalsymbol=comma, ...
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Remove space before punctuation

I need to remove locally spaces arround (especially before) punctuation signs. This spaces are added by french polyglossia. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{polyglossia} ...
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Problem with luacode in sty file

I'm trying to include a gcd function using lua in a sty file. Here is the code of euclide.sty : \RequirePackage{ifluatex,luacode,luatextra} \ifluatex \begin{luacode} function euclide(a,b) ...
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XeLaTeX can't use TikZ 3 features?

I copied this code from this answer. \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \begin{document} \tikz [blend group=screen] { \fill[red!90!black] ( 90:.6) circle (1); \fill[green!80!black] (210:.6) ...
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LuaLaTeX - Problem with defining Cambria Math only for special font types

I've got a problem, that I can't fix. As soon as I try to use Cambria Math as font for \mathscr and \mathbfscr I get a "missing \endcsname inserted" as error. I'm new to LuaLaTeX so I simply ...
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Compilation sequence with lualatex

I'm looking to make automatised table using lualatex (I just want to make some conversion and be able to modify the input easily). But I can't find how the code would be parsed and compile by ...
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references to floats without ever using figure numbers (possbily using lua or python)

Stephen Wolfram's 'A New Kind of Science' states in its colophon that it has 973 illustrations spread out over 1280 pages. Remarkably, he accomplishes this without ever using figure numbers. No figure ...
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Why does the switch to ClearSans font fails in LuaLateX?

At the moment I am experimenting with a sans-serif font for figures and a serif font for the rest of the document. When compiling this MWE with pdflatex everything seems to work smoothly. Switching to ...
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How to hyphenate Russian text with dvilualatex?

I'm failing to hyphenate Russian text with LuaTeX in DVI mode (dvilualatex). Please, don't tell me to use fontspec I need a DVI file. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1,T2A]{fontenc} ...
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What could cause pdflatex/lualatex to halt compilation and freeze?

I am trying to run pdflatex or lualatex from ASP.NET web application using impersonation. The standard output and standard error streams are being redirected and I am saving their contents to the log ...
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installing Luatex in Miktex

How to install Luatex win 32 luatex version in Miktex 2.7, see http://www.luatex.org/download.html , my operating system is Windows XP, it seems that the luatex package is not complete, it doesn't ...
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Is there a limit to the size of a tex-file?

I've been writing a document for some time now. It is steadily growing and hopefully will continue to do so. Lately I realised that -- although I just recently bought a new MacBook -- when I work on ...
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Error when using luaotfload-tool

i am trying to install Myriad Pro at my Ubuntu PC to use it with Lualatex and fontspec. The font is correctly installed and can be used in LibreOffice. fc-list | grep -i myriad -> Myriad ...
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Changing language back and forth with polyglossia

I'm using polyglossia and lualatex to compile my source, and I am switching languages back and forth inside my document. It looks like polyglossia (or myself), is not doing what it is supposed to do: ...
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Colorbar for pgfplots contour plot

I have to draw a contour plot of a large dataset, so I use lualatex as compiler. This example also works with normal latex, i.e. latex+dvips+ps2pdf. It works fine in latex but for the large amount of ...
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ConTeXt with LuaTeX to compile mathml

I am using ConTeXt with LuaTeX to compile mathml. I would like to change the MathML fonts to a OTF Font. Please advice how this could be done. I have included a sample code below. \usemodule[mathml] ...
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Poisson disc sampling implemented in luatex

In this answer by @Jake to the question Filling specified area by random dots in TikZ I learned about the poisson disc sampling technique to generate nice looking random patterns. Jake's answer ...
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How to manipulate a multi-line string in luatex?

I want to write a Lua function that processes some multi-line string. Thus, I created a new file test.lua which contains userdata = userdata or {} function userdata.surroundwithdashes(str) str = ...
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Combining diacritical mark is misaligned with luatex, but not with xetex

Consider the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[BoldItalicFont = {* Semibold Italic}]{Linux Libertine O} \begin{document} \textit{\textbf{V\char"0306}} ...
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LuaLaTeX - Linux libertine (math and pgfplots)

I have some problems using Linux libertine font within equations or pgfplots and tried this answer but it doesn't work. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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\DeclareUnicodeCharacter and LuaTeX

Is there an equivalent command to \DeclareUnicodeCharacter for LuaTeX that allows me to define alias commands for special UTF-8/Unicode characters? I am using a custom Fraktur font that uses Unicode's ...
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Hindi words not displayed properly in pdf (generated by xelatex)

The words are not getting displayed properly in the pdf even though they are getting displayed correctly in source file. And when I tried to copy words from the pdf file and paste them, they are ...
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Installing EB Garamond (miktex lua) encore encore

There are many related questions and answers. I looked at Installing EB Garamond for pdfLaTeX (encore) and tried the lua answer there. lualatex from a freshly instlled Miktex on this MWE ...
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How do I use the kpse library to get the value of $TEXMFHOME?

Inspired by some recent experiments on the subject, I'm trying to use texlua to automate the installation, done by multiple users, of a complex environment (multiple packages, classes and formats) on ...
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How to customize Latexian to use other TeX engines or biber?

The Mac editor Latexian has built in methods for compiling using latex+dvips, pdflatex and xelatex. Furthermore, it assumes bibtex and makeindex to deal with bibliographies and indexes, respectively. ...
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Maintaining Optical Margins with Hanging Punctuation

To achieve hanging quotation marks, I am changing their protrusion settings in my preamble: \documentclass{minimal} \setlength{\parindent}{0cm} \usepackage{luatextra} \setmainfont{Times} ...
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LuaTeX readline encoding

Must LuaTeX's \readline use latin-1 encoding? In the example below, I first store é in a file (well, and ^^J) which works well. Then I read it back in, using \readline and get two characters é (and ...
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Discovering which (La)Tex element is shown by lua-visual-debug (print to stdout)?

I am trying to troubleshoot what happens in the code in Wrong placement (and/or size) of picture / plot with groupplot of table?. So I added \usepackage{lua-visual-debug} to that example, and built it ...
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Ansi Encoding for Embedded Fonts in PDF Output

Rendering PDFs with identical fonts using InDesign versus using LuaLaTeX with fontspec in TeXworks, I have found differences in Acrobat Reader's descriptions of the embedded font types and encoding. ...
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Micro-Typography with Luatex

Since I wanted to use Opentype with Latex, I had to go with Luatex and consequently am now missing some features of Microtype (spacing, kerning). (I tried converting my openfonts but failed) Here is ...
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FR: Staplers corner

I like twocolumn documents, but sometimes people complain that stapeling pages together made it hard to read the top left text of the left column on all pages after the first page. OK, I could have ...
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Using pgf to print raw numbers without math delimiters

I'm trying to have pgf output a number in raw format, but I don't know how to do it so any help would be greatly appreciated. If you look below, the problem is that \roundednumber expands to $1,000$, ...
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Using the "use a build subdirectory for output files' option in TeXMaker in combination with LuaLaTeX

I want to use LuaLaTeX since I have some quite large .tikz files, but when I do so TeXMaker does not put the output files in the 'build' directory like it would do if I use PdfLaTeX. I find the build ...
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lualatex: Need help with using different fonts

I could need some start-up aid with using fonts in lualatex. I have 3 questions (sorry): A) I want to use a nice mainfont for normal text. The lmodern-default was nice with pdflatex, but the default ...
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LuaTeX/ConTeXt connect to SQL Server

I am looking to connect ConTeXt to a SQL Server database. I have looked through the manuals, and even read pragma-ade's SQL PDF (which, for me, seems a bit abstract). I am not extremely familiar with ...
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curious luatex warning checksum mismatch in font txr.vf ignored

The warning mentioned in the title occurs only if luaotfload is loaded. The txr.vf + txr.tfm files are OK: other TeX engines or dvips etc. don't have problem, tftopl and vftovp show that the checksum ...
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latex to lualatex error at compilation [closed]

Solution: having an up to date system I've download a template from LaTeXtemplates: http://www.latextemplates.com/template/classicthesis-typographic-thesis This is a template I want to use but ...
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Different output between xelatex and lualatex with the same font [duplicate]

With the following code, I get the small caps with lualatex but not with xelatex, \documentclass{article} \usepackage[no-math]{fontspec} \setmainfont[SmallCapsFeatures={LetterSpace=155}] {Charis SIL} ...
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Cannot open Tex file - Default encoding setting (UTF-8) not working

Texmaker cannot open a .tex file. It says It seems that this file cannot be correctly decoded with the default encoding setting (UTF-8) and asks me to choose an encoding option. ISO-8859-1 and ...
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wxLua in LuaLaTeX

I have some problems using wxLua in LuaLateX. This works: lua simpleui.lua (print instead of tex.print) But if i try this: lualatex wx.tex it doesn't work. \documentclass{article} ...
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Changing Math Fonts with luaotfload in Plain TeX

Changing Math Fonts with luaotfload in Plain LuaTeX Without a major exposition on all the options tried, here is the short of it: Using Tex Live 2013, LuaTeX, plain.fmt and luaotfload.sty, ...
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Hieroglyphs: How could we map several font files?

This question is for (TeX) archaeologists Notice: We have got better fonts for hieroglyphs these days stored in a single font file, or in SVG file(s), or in a series of GIFs covering all the ...
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How to differentiate glyphs by script (semi-)automatically?

I am trying to emulate this poster which I've found at http://www.brill.com/about/brill-fonts. How could we define different color per script and get a similar glyph poster?
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Learning Plain TeX via ConTeXt's LuaTeX-plain Format

Succinctly as I can: Want to learn Plain TeX (but with modern conveniences such as UTF-8, mplib, TiKz, etc.) Have much respect for the ConTeXt group of people. Liked the idea, when I stumbled upon ...
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How to typeset Chinese from word dictionary in tone colors?

I have installed MDBG Word dictionary which is using CC-CEDict database. I've installed Windows version but we can try the dictionary online, I am using word sleep as a test case. How could we typeset ...
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Font found with XeLaTeX not found with LuaLaTeX on Linux [closed]

The following MWE will build correctly with XeLaTeX but not with LuaLaTeX. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmainfont{TimesNewRomanPSMT} \setmathfont{CambriaMath} ...