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Selecting optical sizes for all fonts in a family

XeTeX and LuaTeX are able to assign optical sizes to fonts when they are provided. In those situations where XeTeX or LuaTex are unable to correctly assign optical sizes I am able to specify them but ...
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Reference about “modern” LaTeX usage for scientific works

I am looking for a reference (book, free pdf, website) that would summarize the working of "modern" LaTeX for scientific works (I'm writing my master thesis). I know and have been using LaTeX for ...
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XeLaTeX, LuaLaTeX, fontspec, unicode and normalization

I am troubled by the way LuaTeX and XeLaTeX normalize unicode composed character. I mean NFC / NFD. See the following MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Linux Libertine ...
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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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LuaLaTeX + fontspec: cannot compare documents with Acrobat

I use the option "compare documents" in Adobe Acrobat Pro a lot to highlight changes between revisions. What I just noticed is, if I compile a simple document such as the one below with LuaLaTeX + ...
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Why does texdoc call luatex

Why is it that calling texdoc runs, amongst others, luatex? What is it needed for?
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How to properly install and use a new font with LuaLaTeX?

I have problems trying to get new fonts to work when compiling with LuaLaTeX. I'm working on Mac and use TexShop (with the MacTeX package). It goes like this: I downloaded for example the Cardo ...
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Choosing TeX engine for novel — just how unstable is LuaTeX?

I am using LaTeX for typesetting some novels and am in a dilemma about which engine to use. pdfLaTeX has full microtype support, but I am not free to choose the font I want For XeLaTeX, the ...
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ConTeXt: Using system-installed TrueType/OpenType fonts

I'm trying to use Cambria for text and Calibri for headings in a ConTeXt document, but I don't understand what is happening at all, nothing seems to have any effect and in the end it falls back to ...
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'Not element of' in Latin Modern

In the following example, the ∉ symbol does not look good. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmainfont{Latin Modern Roman} \setmathfont{Latin Modern Math} \begin{document} This ...
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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: use or don't use classical font packages?

In the lualatex-doc I am reading under "switching from LaTeX to LuaLaTeX": Don’t load inputenc, just encode your source in UTF-8. Don’t load fontenc, but load fontspec. Don’t use any package that ...
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Is it possible now to use microtype with opentype fonts?

LuaTeX has limited support for microtypograhpy now, and it can be invoked if only type1 fonts are used. But is it possible for microtype to work with opentype fonts loaded with fontspec now? I have ...
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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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Towards a \ucshape and \textuc command for uppercase text (XeTeX, LuaTeX)

While we have \textit and \textsc, \itshape and \scshape etc., there's no \textuc and \ucshape to typeset its argument in uppercase. There is \MakeUppercase, but -- as uppercase is not a font style -- ...
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Lualatex and Syriac (initial, middle and final letters)

I have heard that it is possible to typeset Arabic texts with Lualatex, so I assume that it is also possible to typeset Syriac texts with LuaLatex. But when I run the following example, the output 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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Devanagari/Indic in LuaTeX

As I gather from the mailing lists, LuaTeX is currently unable to render devanagari properly because it doesn't understand the complex ligature rules involved. This is my experience with test ...
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Prevent LuaLaTeX from splitting umlauts

Here's a minimal example: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{fontspec}\setmainfont{Cambria} \begin{document}aöz\end{document} Compiling this into a PDF using lualatex and extracting the text using ...
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How do I combine fonts for different scripts?

I want to combine Helvetica World (for roman, cyrillic, greek and arabic) and Hei Std (for simplified chinese) in one document with LuaLaTeX. Hei Std probably hasn't all the glyphs from Helvetica ...
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align* environment left-aligned with LuaTeX and RTL math direction

When using LuaLaTeX, with the math direction set right-to-left, the contents of an align* environment is left-aligned instead of centered. Why does this happens? How can I fix it? ...
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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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eps-converted-to.pdf not found

I was trying to include a figure in LuaLatex, but got an error message of !Package pdftex.def Error: File 'test-eps-converted-to.pdf' not found. The same code run in pdfLaTex+MakeIndex+bibTex. ...
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Selecting main math font in LuaTeX?

I’d to set some fairly simple maths in Minion Pro (and potentially other system fonts), using LuaTeX.  I’d hoped that something like the following should work: \documentclass{minimal} ...
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\documentclass: undefined control sequence

There's probably a ton of questions about this already but I've been spending all day feeling overwhelmed with the TeX learning curve. I'm trying to learn LuaTeX (by the way, if you know of a good ...
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Avoid just nearly filled last lines

Old school typesetters never allowed the last line of a paragraph to be just nearly filled. Either it would be clearly shorter than the other lines or it would be stretched to align with the right ...
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Specify different fonts for bold and italic with fontspec

The main font I use for my LuaLaTeX document lacks bold and italic variants. I'd like to specify a different font for those variants using the fontspec package. Initially what I had in my preamble ...
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How to use xindy with XeTeX/LuaTeX?

According to Xindy revisited: Multi-lingual index creation for the UTF-8 age (TUGboat), “if one has a raw index file that was produced by [XeTeX], one can use xindy; it will ‘just work’.” ...
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UTF8 not working in LuaTeX in TeXLive 2010

I've been trying to set a document using lualatex in my TeXLive 2010 installation. Unfortunately, the non-ASCII characters are left out from the output. In the following minimal document produces a ...
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Best practice - how can I get my whole document (including math) to only use font X with LuaLaTeX and fontspec?

Considering one uses math symbols in a document, it is desirable to have them all displayed in the serif font one is using for text, or in basically any font x one would like to use for this sort of ...
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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} ...
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How to set expansion and protrusion for TeX Gyre Pagella using LuaLaTeX?

For my documents, I have often used the mathpazo package combined with microtype and have found the result to be really good. Because now I need to create PDFs which contain a variety of diacritics ...
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using Hoefler Text font under lualatex and MacOSX

I'm having unexpected problems getting the "Hoefler Text" font to work when using LuaLaTeX (under MacTeX2012, all the latest updates installed) on a Mac (MacOS X 10.7.4). The following MWE ...
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When to use LuaJitTeX in favour of LuaTeX?

Since a few weeks LuaJitTeX is available ¹, which is LuaTeX with Lua replaced by LuaJIT. Binaries are available for various platforms. It is already included in the ConTeXt standalone distribution. I ...
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\lastnodetype not working as expected in luaTeX

I'm currently experimenting with the linebreak_filter of luatex and when using it to change/replace the linebreaking algorithm the \lastnodetype command stopped working. A MWE is the following: ...
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What is the right way to input prime with Unicode-math (LuaTeX backend)

I opened an issue about this in Unicode-math's github repository. However, I am not so sure it is actually a bug, or I just did something wrong. Here is a minimal example, \documentclass{article} ...
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What is the latest progress in the realm of TeX? [closed]

Motivation TeX.SE as well as external resources contain information from as far as 2010 regarding e.g. LuaTeX, XeLaTeX, microtype, and popular dilemmas such as KOMA/memoir or babel/polyglossia, which ...
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How can I dump Lua code to a format file?

From this format: %% testformat.ini \input plain \directlua {tex.enableprimitives('', tex.extraprimitives())} \directlua { testFunction = function () tex.print("This was print by Lua's ...
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Ancient Greek hyphenation in LuaLaTeX

Can anybody tell me the current state of hyphenation patterns in LuaLaTeX, especially with regard to Ancient Greek? I searched here on tex.sx and on the web. There are many mailing lists discussing ...
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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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Lua function to see if a macro is defined or not

I need to determine if a TeX macro is already defined or not via a Lua function. Any ideas? function IsTeXMacroDefined(macroname) if defined(macroname) then return true end return false end
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duotone PDF files with lualatex

How to provide duotone PDF files for publishers who require it? I have a document with images (graphicx \includegraphics), TikZ diagrams, compiled with lualatex. So, if I understand it right, there ...
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Ligature suppression algorithm fails if the word in question contains an Umlaut (dieresis) before the ligature

This is a follow-up posting prompted by Taco Hoekwater's recent excellent answer to a question I posed a few months ago. It concerns the use of the ligature suppression algorithm for words (mainly, ...
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clash between mathtools and unicode-math

Lately I started looking into LuaTeX and I must say I’m growing fond of it with every feature I discover. So I decided to transfer my pdfTeX preamble to LuaTex checking which packages still work and ...
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How does fontspec select fonts “by name”?

When loading a font by name, what is the search mechanism being used? How is the matching done? (It's marked TODO in the documentation) I have many problems, for example: a "Hoefler Text Engraved" ...
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Parsing files through LuaTeX

This question has two parts: How would one generally parse a file with LuaTeX, assuming the file only holds data that is delimited either by spaces, commas or semicolons. How would you parse the ...
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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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Industrial schematics [closed]

I'm investigating if it is possible to generate electrical schematics for industrial machinery with the LaTeX ecosystem. They are quite different from electronic circuits because are developed ...
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Ways to parse JSON in LaTeX?

I'm writing my recipes (food) in a small textfile in JSON. Are there any ways to parse this in LaTeX? I know, that are lots of templates dealing with recipes, but I want to have my own style, which ...
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Linux Libertine: Change Numeral Set

I am using the Linux Libertine font for my document. The font provides different numeral sets, "normal" numbers which are all the same height, and medieval/minuscle numbers with varying height. By ...