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FontAwesome font not found?

I'm using the latest version of MacTeX 2013 on OS X 10.8.4. All of my Tex Live packages are fully up-to-date. Tex Live also lists the fontawesome package as installed. I'm trying to use the ...
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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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Randomly reduce the number of pages

My colleagues and I wrote a book that has m pages. Our editor wants n << m pages. For fun, I'd like to submit him two versions of our book. One version that randomly suppress (m - n) pages ...
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Issues with TeX sub-formula formatting

As generally acknowledged TeX offers superb formatting capabilities for math in an automated fashion. Nevertheless there are some areas with clear deficiencies that one either has to accept or ...
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The fontspec package requires either XeTeX or LuaTeX to function [closed]

I am not an expert in LaTeX, but I was writing a paper, everything was going fine, until it suddenly crashed giving me the error: The fontspec package requires either XeTeX or LuaTeX to function.
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Starting with TeX (not LaTeX)

I've been using LaTeX for 3 years and I'm decided to switch to (plain) TeX. For the moment I'm reading The TeXbook for the third time (I quietly start to read the double-danger signed paragraphs) and ...
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Would you consider Luatex to be ready for a production environment

I'm setting up a number of document with dynamic texts. Basically LaTeX is view mechanism to dynamically present the results of ongoing statistical analysis on a database. So I have numerous \ifnums ...
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Why do user-defined whatsit nodes affect LuaTeX pagebreaking?

EDIT: A summary of the possible answers is given below. In my current LuaTeX project I am using user-defined whatsit nodes to transfer information between the different stages of a LuaTeX run. On ...
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How to use OpenType fonts with plain-LuaTeX?

Is it possible to have OpenType fonts with LuaTeX using the plain format? I have tried: \font\test="texgyrepagellaregular"\test test\bye but I get ! Font \test=texgyrepagellaregular not loadable: ...
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Will LaTeX3 have proper support for hooks? Does LuaTeX?

Tex has powerful support for extensions triggered by events happen in generating output, by running one of six token lists appropriately: \everycr \everydisplay \everyhbox \everymath \everypar \...
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Create a LibreOffice spreadsheet from luatex

After reading this amazing answer, I'm wondering if it possible to do the same thing but the other way round, that is create a LibreOffice spreadsheet from luatex, exporting data from the tex file to ...
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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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Create a mapping for transliteration from cyrillic to latin in LuaLaTeX

I created a .map file for Cyrillic to Latin transliteration as in using xetex for automatic transliteration of Cyrillic letters I placed the cyrillic-to-latin.tec file in the folder. \documentclass{...
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Problem while compiling friggeri CV template with: ' fontspec error: “font-not-found”'

I have somme problem while I'm trying to compile template CV from: http://www.latextemplates.com/template/friggeri-resume-cv . I have install texlive-full package on Ubuntu and tryied to compiled this ...
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How do you configure Texmaker to use LuaTeX?

I'm extending my use from pdfLaTeX to LuaLaTeX. The transition is smooth especially as I collaborate with other users that shy out upgrading their systems. However, TexMaker does not seem to come pre-...
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Footnote numbers in index (e.g., 23n3)

I'm currently weighing indexing options for a book-length project. One of the more surprising hurdles is that there doesn't seem to be a way to create an index (in my case, several indices) that ...
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Check if LuaTeX is running

I want to check if my tex document is compiled with LuaTeX (or any other Lua TeX compiler). The simple approach from the TeXbook is to check the \directlua macro against \@empty, like \ifx\directlua\...
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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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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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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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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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Installing Lua Modules for use in LuaLaTeX

I've done all of the searching that I can, and I think I've read the right answer, but am too dumb to know that I read it. I can't seem to figure out the magic tricks to get Lua modules, installed by ...
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eps-converted-to.pdf not found [closed]

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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\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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Lualatex : € as a utf8 character is not recognized : why?

I need to include some tex files as parts of a more global project. Some of this global projects have to be compiled with pdflatex, some others with lualatex, but the parts are the same. All this part ...
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How to set-up LuaTeX, Microtype, with Minion Pro, Myriad Pro

Since recently I am using LuaLaTeX with the most recent beta version of Microtype, along with the fonts Minion Pro and Myriad Pro. In the manual of Microtype it says: Currently, this package ...
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Safely overriding default paragraph breaking to something unusual

I am, as an experiment, trying to simulate a certain typgraphic style which uses only the pilcrow sign to separate paragraphs -- no line breaking. What I'm after should look like this: This example ...
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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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\show for Lua commands

TeX (and all newer engines) has the primitive \show which helps me probe macros, and most of the time is enough to understand/remember the implementation (rather than having to go back to the source ...
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Ligatures are not used in OpenType maths families?

The appended plain TeX example shows three cases: maths alphabets \rm, \bf, \it using plain TeX setup similarly maths alphabets loaded from "classical" Latin Modern fonts similarly maths alphabets ...
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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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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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Can't generate ligatures with LuaLaTeX under MacTeX2014 and MacTeX2015 when using certain fonts

(Remark: This question was posted originally when the big news, TeX-wise, was the impending transition from TeXLive2013 to TeXLive2014. Since the issue identified in this posting persists in ...
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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 O}...
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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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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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Strange linebreaks with microtype & LuaLaTex [duplicate]

I have a weird problem. If I compile with LuaLaTex and microtype some of my line breaks are messed upped, but I don't get any warnings. XeLaTex with/without microtype or LuaLaTex without microtype are ...
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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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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} \usepackage{...
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How to change operator symbols in truth table

I need to type truth tables for my computer architecture classes. Until now I was using a manually typed tabular but today I've found this answer from Scott H. which provides a command called ...
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How to adjust font features in LuaTeX?

As of version 2.7 of luaotfload the support for font feature files (.fea) has been dropped. On the ConTeXt mailing list Hans showed how to make font substitution work through Lua. More examples are ...
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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 & \text{...
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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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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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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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why lualatex gives erorr “Too many open files” but pdflatex does not on same latex file?

Using TL 2015 on Linux. I have a latex file which includes graphics, all in pdf format. All the images are included using the call \includegraphics[width=\textwidth,height=\textheight,...
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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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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 ...