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Enable extra hyphenation points for compound words that already contain a hyphen character?

Friends :), I would like to have compound words that contain hyphen characters, such as "Baden-Württemberg", to be permitted to be hyphenated at all points in the component words as well (here: "Ba-...
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Text processor for XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX

For my case, I'm interested in this EB Garamond font type. Because I have not yet used LaTeX very long, can you help me to recommend me which TeX text processor I can use to make this second type font?...
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querying whether a font feature has been activated via a fontspec command

A LaTeX package I'm currently writing makes use of -- and definitely requires -- some of the power of LuaLaTeX. I would like to make my package's user interface -- in particular, the options that need ...
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How to keep page break points when publishing the same content with two different styles?

I would like to publish two or more versions of the same document. The content is the same, the style is different and the page breaks should be the same too, so that I can refer to the same page ...
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Spurrious warning when using mathdesign for Adobe Garamond Pro in conjunction with fontspec

I am using lualatex to typeset documents with Adobe Garamond Pro, using the mathdesign package with the "adobe-garamond" option for the math fonts. However, this nets me a warning upon loading ...
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Why am I getting this xunicode.sty error in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

So, I am trying to convert a file into PDF using the LuaLatex package. I am attaching the .tex file as well here. On running the command, lualatex abc where abc is the name of the .tex file, I get the ...
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How to keep a “rare” ligature from interfering with a “common” ligature?

In ligature-rich Opentype fonts which feature both "common" and "rare" ligatures, it can happen that a "rare" ligature is applied first to one character pair, pre-empting the use of a "common" or "...
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What do the various values of the Ligatures= option of fontspec do?

The fontspec package has a Ligatures option, usually encountered with the value Ligatures=TeX. This enables traditional TeX ligatures (or typing conventions) like mapping --- to an em dash. But what ...
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csquotes: pdflatex vs. lualatex/xelatex

The following test document \documentclass[english]{article} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{ifxetex,ifluatex} \ifluatex\else \ifxetex\else \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \fi \fi \usepackage{...
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How do I get the XITS font to work with unicode-math and hepnames in lualatex

I have been trying to get the XITS font, hepnames and unicode-math to behave correctly together for quite some time now, but I have been unable to find a solution to my problem. Perhaps, I have been ...
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Wrong math symbols using LuaLaTeX after updating MikTeX

Last week, I updated my MikTeX distribution (both as administrator and user). When using the LuaLaTeX compiler, the resulting math symbols are incorrect. The same has been noticed before when using ...
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formular with cyrillic in Xe/Lua

Cyrillic in formular (https://www.ctan.org/pkg/formular) does not work with (Xe/Lua)LaTeX, but works in pdfLaTeX: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{ifxetex} \ifxetex \usepackage{fontspec} \...
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microtype settings for dummies

More than a year ago, a friend of mine was totally excited about microtype features in LaTeX. He was talking about it quite a bit and then said to me: "Show me your document, let me add some lines of ...
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LuaLaTeX vs XeLaTeX hyphenation and line layout [closed]

I am typesetting my journal just for the fun of it. I am using KOMA-script's scrartcl with two columns. I am testing with both LuaLaTeX and XeLaTeX. I haven noticed page count is different between the ...
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tex4ht problem with matlab-prettifier package. lstlisting code shows differently from lstinputlisting

It seems like a lost case using Matlab code in Latex when it comes to tex4ht. I switched to using matlab-prettifier package instead of mcode package to load Matlab code in Latex since I found too ...
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Wrong math symbols with XeLaTeX and LuaTeX after TexLive update

I just updated my TeX live installation (tlmgr update --all) and now I get some wrong symbols in math mode if I use XeLaTeX or LuaTeX. This MWE for example \documentclass{standalone} \begin{document} ...
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How to make pdf outlines work correctly in LuaTeX?

cwebmac.tex version 3.67 --- July 2006 The following Lua code converts string from UTF-8 to UTF-16BE with tex.write, which prints all with catcode 12, except space, which is what is needed. We add ...
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Is there a way to step through LuaLaTeX macros using a remote debugger?

Writing LaTeX macros has always been difficult, and it seems like writing a major package can only be accomplished by a Real Programmer. Fortunately, LuaTeX is on its way, and writing Lua macros is ...
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Setting up PDF outlines from Lua

In recent versions of LuaTeX, the PDF outline hierarchy may be set up from the TeX side with \pdfextension outline; for example: \pdfextension outline goto page \the\c@page {} count 1 {Chapter 1} \...
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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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luaotfload | load : path lookup unsuccessful

When I typeset documents with LuaLaTeX and OpenType fonts I regularly get messages like this in the .log file luaotfload | load : path lookup of "Palatino Linotype.ttf" unsuccessful, falling ...
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How to produce only devanagari vowel signs (matra)?

Using texlive 2015 on OSX, and package devanagari, I can't seem to produce only vowel signs in devanagari? I'd like to be able to write only the matras for, for example a, o, and so on. I've tried ...
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“Rare” ligatures in LuaLaTeX and LMR font

How do I get "Rare/Discretionary" ligatures with the Latin Modern Roman Font in LuaLateX? So far I have loaded the fontspec package and have tried several different approaches the most promising ...
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Assign custom fontfamily to setmonofont

Is there an easier way instead of writing those commands twice? \newfontfamily\codefont[ Scale=MatchLowercase, Path = fonts/] {Inconsolata-dz} \setmonofont[ Scale=MatchLowercase, Path = ...
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How to separate pdf annotation from the file resource?

Let's suppose that we have an attached file: \immediate\pdfobj stream file {\jobname.tex} \pdfannot width 10pt height 10pt depth 0pt { /Subtype /FileAttachment /FS << /F (file) /Type /...
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visible hyphen char, why?

The pdf output of the following small example document is wrong if compiled with lualatex (Version beta-0.80.0): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec}% {2016/02/01}{2.5a} \begin{document} lm ...
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LuaLaTeX Manual Hyphenation not working

i globally declared the hyphenation of a word like this \hypenation{dis-tri-bu-tion-point-objekt} The Word is a mix of english an german (the last part objekt is in german language). But the word ...
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Luatex does not compile with Junicode

With \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{lipsum} \setmainfont{Junicode} \begin{document} \lipsum[1] \end{document} my compiler (0.80.0) stops at (/usr/local/texlive/2015/...
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Which is the best editor for LuaTeX?

Many (La)TeX editors support the LuaTeX engine. However, which one offers the best support for writing LuaTeX? Which editor or plugin supports features such as syntax highlighting and auto-completion ...
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lualatex and polyglossia with \setdefaultlanguage{german} does not work after recent texlive update

Here is a minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setdefaultlanguage{german} \begin{document} Hallo Welt! \end{document} And here is the error message: (/mnt/software/...
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How can I define my own ligatures in lualatex?

Why are my ligatures not working? \documentclass[12pt,a4page]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[FeatureFile=pytanie.fea, Path = /usr/share/fonts/dejavu/, Extension=.ttf]{DejaVuSerif} \...
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Is there any way to suggest to ConTeXt to take advantage of multiple cores?

I have access to a relatively slow, but hugely (12) multi-cored machine. My 200+ page document has compile times in the 400 second range. Are there any flags or hints that I can give to the mtx-...
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How to exclude ligatures from hyphenation, if their constituent characters have non-zero lccode?

Is there some trick to make LuaTeX hyphenate ``xxaaxx'' in the following example? \language255 \righthyphenmin=2 \lefthyphenmin=2 \hyphenation{xx-aa-xx} \parindent=0pt \hsize=1pt \hfuzz=100pt \lccode`...
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Callback to be run at the end of the job

My Lua initialization script opens some files that are written to in the course of the run. I would like to additionally write some last bytes to them when LuaTeX is done processing all code. It ...
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Why does Babel cause an error when used with PSPicture and LuaLaTeX?

The MWE showed below only compiles if the line \usepackage[greek,brazilian]{babel} is removed. \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{book} \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf} \ifpdf\else \usepackage{pst-...
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User UTF-8 string in ConTeXt

I need to use input from a JSON inside my text. Sometimes it contains UTF-8 code. For example: Belgi\u00e cre\u00ebren How can I use such string in ConTeXt LuaTeX, so the result is a correctly ...
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Cannot compile old luatex code

I can't compile the answer given here: In LuaTex is it possible to change font/language according to the script/glyphs used? Is it because it's old? My compiler says that \luatexdirectlua is ...
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unicode-math and redefine a built-in math command

I'm trying to redefine a math command (let's say \int) so that it will always do more (let's say \int lol) using the following trick: http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/47353/15659 BUT, now I want to use ...
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LuaLaTeX and TeX Gyre Pagella in pdflatex for arXiv

Since arXiv still doesn't seem to support LuaLaTeX, I need to make my document work with pdfLaTeX instead. The only LuaLaTeX-specific stuff is \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{unicode-math} \...
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Use libertine numbers in math mode and with siunitx

I am here again to seek your help. I would like all numbers in my document to be the same (in text or math mode). Now I have Please note also the size difference. What is the way to have all ...
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Having trouble using fontspec package with LuaLaTex in TexWorks

I am trying to compile the following code in TexWorks with LuaLaTex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} Hello \end{document} It works without the line: \usepackage{...
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Layered Graph from Tikz Manual

I suppose I have quite some experience with vanilla latex (which I have used to write several documents), but I am making my first baby steps with tikz. In particular, I am trying to reproduce the ...
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best way to know bottom-line height of a pdf

For some project, I need to make a PDF of one page, with no margin whatsoever. The left, right and top margin are easy to set to 0, but I also need the pdf to have the exact height of what's inside, ...
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Cannot load hyphenation patterns

I installed today the latest version of Texlive 2015 on Windows 10 LuaTeX Version beta-0.80.0 TeX Live 2015/W32TeX (rev 5238) but when I compile (I use LuaLaTex) I receive the following ...
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superscripts and footnotemarks break in nested \import with realscripts

I managed to produce strange interference between nested \import and superscripts, made accessible for LuaTeX by realscripts.sty. My document organisation depends on the comfortable, path-agnostic ...
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How to set Overleaf to compile with `lualatex --shell-escape <file>`?

I'm trying to use the solution given by the accepted answer in How to have \psframe working with LuaLatex? but I don't know how to enable the option --shell-escape there. Overleaf explains that it ...
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LuaLaTeX comma issue in math mode [duplicate]

I am having an issue compiling math equations. I got a weird comma symbol with lualatex. Here is a MWE and the result : \documentclass[french]{report} \usepackage{fontspec,luatextra,xunicode} \...
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Modifying fraction macro for in-line text and exponents

There's an amazing fraction macro here* for FontSpec with LuaLaTeX (*: that would be the second macro in that answer, called \unifrac, which I like better than the first "macro"/ using the frac ...
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Error when compiling with lualatex file “ltluatex.tex”

In many cases, when compiling with lualatex I have this error (c:/texlive/2015/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/ltluatex.tex File: ltluatex.tex 2015/10/03 v1.0f LuaTeX support for plain TeX (core) ...
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How to have \psframe working with LuaLatex? [duplicate]

When I try to compile the code below in Overlef, I get an error if I set LuaLaTeX as LaTeX Engine, but no error if I set Choose Automatically. \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{book} \usepackage{pst-...