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Problem with lualatex and feature files

I want to use a feature file to change the positioning of a single letter, but it does not seem to work. Here is an example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \RequirePackage{...
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How to determine the lua version in texlive 2015

I look for the lua interpreter version in luatex in texlive 2015 ?
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error: luaotfload | db : Font names database not found, generating new one

I'm using LuaLaTex on windows 8.1. While compiling encountered this error message: luaotfload | db : Font names database not found, generating new one. luaotfload | db : This can take several ...
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lualatex batchmode is very noisy [closed]

I am using lualatex (luatex 0.95.0) like this: lualatex --interaction=batchmode file.tex and am getting copious output to the terminal, font stuff, information from other packages etc. lots more ...
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Help integrating some LUA code into a Luatex document?

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{amsart} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{luacode} \begin{document} ABC \begin{luacode} tex.sprint(os.date("compiled on --- %A at %X " )...
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Option unicode and beamer with LuaLaTeX

In this MWE \PassOptionsToPackage{unicode=true}{hyperref} \documentclass[xcolor=svgnames]{beamer} \title { \color{red}Example Presentation Created with the Beamer Package } \author{Till Tantau} \...
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Problem with multicolumn

I'm working on a new environment based on tabularx and using some luatex functions. Actually, I have the following code. \documentclass[10pt,oneside]{article} \usepackage{luatextra} \usepackage{...
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luatex has different subscript distances

I wanted to write some scientific text in TeX Gyre Schola, because I like its increased weight compared to Latin Modern Roman. Unfortunately, I noticed that the spacing between a variable and its ...
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Weird overlapping text in book made with Memoir

I had this happen in an earlier chapter as well, but it seemed to be inline math that was standing apart from a paragraph causing it. Now there's no inline math that could be responsible, and I'm not ...
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How to configure TexStudio to compile using XeLatex for Calibri Font? [closed]

I am trying to make the Calibri font work in TexStudio. Following several posts on here I included the command in the preamble: \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[Mapping=text-tex]{Calibri} And ...
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Lualatex, polyglossia, french spacing, and the hole in the hookarrow with egreg fix, in texlive2015/2016

This deals with the solution by egreg to fix the hole in the arrows, when we use lualatex and french spacings through polyglossia Polyglossia and hookrightarrow You can see that, once that the arrow ...
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lualatex MWE not working

\listfiles \documentclass[12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} test \end{document} creates MiKTeX 2.9/tex/luatex/luaotfload/fontloader-2016-04-21.lua:353: attempt to ...
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Fix encoding for ligatures of fonts in XeTeX / LuaLaTeX (specifically for Minion Pro)

Ligatures in the MWE below are not encoded properly when compiling with LuaLaTeX or XeLaTeX using TeXShop on the Mac. Copying "The difference" from the pdf to a text editor renders "e di erence". I ...
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How to detect the font currently in use with LuaLaTeX

I am using LuaLaTeX with opentype fonts. None of the fonts are TeX fonts; they are either commercially licensed, or custom-made. No problem, everything is working great so far. Is it possible to ...
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Lualatex from texlive 2016 is not seen by microtype

I have an error with the following document, from my texlive 2016 and everything up to date, when I use lualatex : You don't seem to be using either pdftex, luatex, or xetex. \documentclass[...
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luatex85: New definition of \pdfcreationdate is problematic

The package "datetime2" scanned the macro \pdfcreationdate. This failed with the changed definition in "luatex85.sty" and LuaTeX 0.95. See the following example: \listfiles \setcounter{...
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LuaTeX bug? Abrupt stop

I'm on Windows, with latest and fully updated MiKTeX. I try to compile a document with lualatex test.tex where test.tex is \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} code \end{...
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Beamer metropolis theme issue

So I am trying to get metropolis beamer theme work. For some reason, it worked on my El Capitain mac with no problem using LuaLaTeX. But the exact same file does not work on my Yosemite mac. Here ...
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Using APA style referencing in elsarticle class document?

Ive just had my paper sent back to me by the editor of a journal I submitted to and was instructed to change the referencing system of my paper to APA ver. 6 style. Text: Citations in the text ...
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LuaTeX tex->dvi conversion code

I'm researching ways to teach computers to generate LaTeX code from Page Description Languages (PDL) like PostScript and PDF, using Machine Translation. For this to work, it would be majorly useful ...
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How to set the interactive editor in TeXLive? lualatex bug?

After some research we determined this is a problem inherent to lualatex. If you have a solution for this problem in LuaLaTeX please post it below and I will accept you answer. When compiling a ...
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LuaLatex removes ligatures with LetterSpace

If I compile the following (M)WE with LuaLatex, all the possible ligatures are removed. This does not happen with the standard font or if I remove the \defaultfontfeatures{LetterSpace=1} or if I set ...
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LuaLaTeX escape input buffer

In order to simplify some of the LaTeX work for my co-authors, I have created a custom environment which sets up a tabular. This reads the input from the environment, processes it and spits it back ...
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Modifying command globally from within command

I've seen a couple of somewhat similar questions, but none with similar construct or -- I'll be honest -- none with answers I've been able to understand well enough to adapt to my situation. The ...
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Split list into tabular with luatex

I'm looking for a luatex solution doing something like this. \split{a;b;c;d;e} This command should produce a tabular like this one. \begin{tabular}{|*{5}{c|}} \hline a & b & c & d &...
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LuaLaTeX OpenType style sets by 4-character style set code

This is partially answered by other questions which the TeX search found for me, but not in a comprehensive manner. I am a writer, not a mathematican or academic. I write fiction. So, my needs are ...
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Why does lualatex allow for tt mathmode symbols while pdflatex does not?

Consider this simple example: \documentclass[preview]{standalone} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \begin{document} $\texttt{\lambda}$ \end{document} Running with lualatex works fine, but pdflatex ...
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What have been the most important changes to LaTeX in the last five years? (2011–2016)

I spent the last two years out of the loop and came looking for information about the recent advances within the (La)TeX ecosystem, basically to see whether the issues I found frustrating enough to ...
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Babel or Polyglossia with LuaLatex?

what is actually better to use with LuaLaTex: Babel or Polyglossia? I read everywhere that we should prefer Polyglossia over Babel when using LuaLaTex because LuaLaTex did not completely support ...
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Check if list item is emtpy

I need to detect the presence of an empty item to shift the next one, as in the following example. I don't kwnow what's the best way to do this with luatex. Thanks for nany help about this. \...
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How can I insert pictures in (EPS/JPEG/PNG) format in a tex file?

I have a .tex file which goes something like this: \NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e} \documentclass[border=10pt]{standalone} \usepackage{fontspec} \newcommand*{\NewFont}[1]{% \expandafter\newfontfamily\...
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Why does LuaTeX plus breqn quadruple output of \text{} when in display-math mode?

MWE needs to be compiled with LuaTeX to reproduce the problem: \documentclass[11pt]{report}% \usepackage{amsmath,mathtools} \usepackage{breqn} \begin{document} $J^{\ast} = \...
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Can't load system font by name with XeLaTeX but with LuaLaTeX

I installed a TrueType font in windows 10. Now I want to use it with XeLaTeX. The font can't be loaded. The first message is Sorry, but miktex-makemf did not succeed for the following rea son: The ...
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Bad weight detection for unit in math mode with siunitx?

Here is a (minimal) code example showing the problem. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{luatextra} \usepackage[bold-style=ISO]{unicode-math} \usepackage[noload=abbr]{siunitx} \sisetup{decimalsymbol=...
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Using an OTF font with beamer and lualatex

I have recently acquired one of those very complete OTF font families (Latin / Greek / Cyrillic, with small caps and many ligatures). I managed to get it work with LuaLaTeX thanks to fontspec, but ...
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overlappings when texgyrepagella is used with stmaryrd

Consider running xelatex or lualatex on the following code: \documentclass[compsoc]{IEEEtran} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmathfont[Extension=.otf]{texgyrepagella-math} %\usepackage{mleftright} % no ...
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In LuaTeX, how can I escape text that will be inserted in LaTeX?

I wrote a Lua function that dumps data from a TXT file in my LaTeX document. The problem I have right now is that the data the TXT file is treated as LaTeX code so I need to escape special characters ...
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Devanagari Combined Glyphs

Having some trouble with combined (ligature) glyphs in LaTeX. Not a hindi speaker (native or otherwise) but have been tasked with transferring translated documents in hindi into TeX format. When I ...
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Substitutions of initials by feature file, and mixing rules

I tried to add a substitution rule to the feature file from Defining an initial variant through a feature file, but the second (non-contextual) substitution only works if the first is commented out. ...
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Defining a class of glyphs when some are not in the bold font

I discovered that adding the line {\bf παπαῖ} to the answer in Defining an initial variant through a feature file results in a fatal error, because some of the glyphs in the class do not exist in the ...
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Microtype problem with line-endings

today i noticed that when i compile my Tex-File with LuaLaTeX and the Microtype-Package that the line-endings are not correctly formatted. Here an small example where you can see that the punctuation ...
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Defining an initial variant through a feature file

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec,filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{junicode.fea} languagesystem DFLT dflt; languagesystem latn dflt; feature calt { sub \beta by \uni03D0; } calt; \...
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LuaLaTex Hyphenation not working with Times New Roman loaded

i have the problem that the Hyphenation ist nor working correctly when i have loaded the Font Times New Roman. I'm using LuaLaTex and here you can see my MWE: \documentclass[% a4paper, 12pt, DIV=...
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Luatex vs Xelatex automatic graphs drawing

I have question about automatic graphs drawing with latex. So I want to use \usegdlibrary To generate my graphs layout automatically without my interruption where to put states and nodes. Is it ...
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Using pdfx with LuaLaTeX results in error

When I try to compile the following MWE with lualatex (on Miktex), i get this error: ! LuaTeX error (ext5): cannot open file for embedding. \reserved@a ...viceRGB} file{"\pdfx@rgb@profile "} ...
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Bold math with siunitx, fourier and amsmath problem

With this configuration I can't have bold siunitx otherwise than using \pmb, but with an ugly side effect : \documentclass[margin=5pt]{standalone} \usepackage{fourier} \usepackage{fontspec} \...
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ltxdockit and non-latin characters

I know that ltxdockit is not really a properly supported package. Still, I would welcome if someone could help me. ltxdockit seems to have problems with non-latin alphabets. The following example in ...
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Cyrillic hyphenation with lualatex using luainputenc

It seems the Cyrillic hyphenation with lualatex using \usepackage[lutf8x]{luainputenc} does not work. Is any solution of this? % !TeX program = lualatex % !TeX encoding = utf8 % !TeX spellcheck = ...
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Missing control sequence inserted when using LuaLaTex

When I try to compile my LuaLaTex template file, I get the following error. ./fi-lualatex.toc:33: Missing control sequence inserted. <inserted text> \inaccessible l.33 ...} sectioning commands.}...
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How to add Hindi/Devnagari font in the document using sharelatex?

I am facing problem to embed Hindi font in my document. when I am using this http://pastebin.tlhiv.org/BIRP0Hot it works fine , but when I use http://pastebin.tlhiv.org/zdHxUMEb, it shows error. ...