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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} ...
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Media9 compiles but embedded video gives “Unable to connect to content” “TypeError - Error #1009”

I have a beamer presentation that I am creating and I'm trying to embed a video clip. I'm using the media9 package and having a ton of issues with it. I've gone through the documentation with a ...
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Extract data from excel file with lualatex

I have an Excel file that I use as a database. Of course, there are a lot of entries (more than 4000) and I don't want to use all the data to create my PDF. So I was thinking of using LuaLaTeX to ...
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lualatex with package unicode-math does not work after texlive update

After the recent TeX Live update (tlmgr update --all), LuaLaTeX together with unicode-math does not work any more! Here is a minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{unicode-math} ...
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LuaLaTeX æquivalent to ucharclasses [duplicate]

I am using the XeLaTeX ucharclasses package to switch language and font features on transition into the Greek and Latin unicode ranges. Is there a LuaLaTeX compatible alternative?
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LuaLaTeX and mathspec

It seems that, if I want to use the letters and digits from a system font that is not especially designed for mathematics in math mode as well, I need mathspec and XeLaTeX; and cannot replace XeLaTeX ...
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Misplaced Accents in Cyrillic Text

In educational material for the Russian language and linguistic literature the need to put accents on Cyrillic vowels often arises. However when I tried to do this with luaLaTeX the accents where ...
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Command \texteuro unavailable in encoding T1

I want to know how does LaTeX figures out if the Eurosymbol (€) is a glyph of a given T1 font. I tried \iffontchar but it seems the value is not unique. AFAIK it's not a standard symbol of the 256 ...
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Problem with hyperref, sidewaysfigure and LuaLaTeX

I have a landscape figure inserted in a sidewaysfigure environment with a reference in the caption. If I compile the document with pdfLaTeX all works well but if I compile with LuaLaTeX the red square ...
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siunitx 'detect-all' does not honor fontspec's math font in Beamer

Problem statement The \sisetup{detect-all} option of the siunitx package does not work for me as expected in a Beamer presentation, which I would like to typeset as follows: Text in Latin Modern ...
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How to set hyphenation parameters automatically in LuaTeX?

In the following example we need to hyphenate "aa-aa", but not "bbbb". How to set righthyphenmin=2 automatically if all letters of a word are "a", and keep it default for all other cases? ...
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LuaLaTeX output from tex.print not interpreted

This is a follow-up from my previous answer to Automated Creation of Questions and Solutions for a Worksheet/Exam. I realised, that the macros I created like this ...
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A couple of compiling errors (possibly LuaLatex/chemnum/chemstyle related)

I'm having a few problems with a document that was originally compiling fine. I am using Texmaker, MikTex 2.9. The first is relating to the auto-pst-pdf package which now pulls up the error: ! ...
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Append code to the \directlua primitive

LuaTeX provides the primitive \directlua, which is described in detail in section 1.6.1 of the LuaTeX reference manual. Basically, this primitive runs Lua code. Its syntax is: \directlua ⟨general ...
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Discretionary hyphens for words in dot-notation

we're working on a technical document with some special requirement identifier, which use a dot-notation. For example: FRQ.SW.MOD.GUI.1 FRQ.DATA.LOG.OUT.PRINT.1 As you might expect we get a lot of ...
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Why LuaTeX does not open file without extension? [duplicate]

LuaTeX-0.80.0 Suppose in current directory we have a simple text file, called text (without extension). The following code gives error in LuaTeX, but works fine in TeX. Why? Is there a simple ...
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Segmentation fault: lualatex -recorder

I installed a 64bit MikTeX on Windows 10 and trying to get my tex-files compiling again. I'm using luatex as compiler together with latexmk and a simple latexmkrc file. $pdflatex = 'lualatex %O %S'; ...
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Font not loadable: metric data not found or bad

Okay, I'm having the following issue that resembles an issue other people have reported. But, I haven't seen any problem that is as simple as mine or any solution that's for my operating system. I am ...
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interpolate with graphicx and beamer in luatex

In TeX Live 2015, using the interpolate option of \includegraphics{...} with lualatex causes an error unless one specifies \pdftexversion appropriately. For example, following Kurt’s explanations in ...
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How to attach files in LuaTeX in pdf mode?

I have this code to attach files via dvipdfmx, and it works well: \def\attach#1{% \special{pdf:fstream @file (#1)}% \special{pdf:ann bbox 0 0 10 10 <</Type /Annot /Subtype /FileAttachment ...
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Arabic in LuaLaTeX: Why do I get the vowels typeset RTL in LTR mode?

This mwe: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{etoolbox} \newfontfamily\libertine{Linux Libertine O} \newfontfamily\arabicfont[Script=Arabic]{Amiri} ...
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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. ...
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LuaLaTeX changes font smoothing with polyglossia or fontspec (and math looks weird)

I’m using LuaLaTeX to typeset some mathematical documents in Polish. I use the lmodern font family, along with polyglossia and fontspec to get diacritical characters. However, whenever I add ...
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LuaLatTeX inefficiency in transliteration from cyrillic of acute accented vowels

Transliteration from cyrillic to latin characters can be done in LuaLaTeX with the help of directlua as shown by @DavidCarlisle: Create a mapping for transliteration from cyrillic to latin in LuaLaTeX ...
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Color coding a text string with alternating colors

I was wondering if it was possible to color every second letter in a text string in LaTeX. I'm writing a report on decrypting a Vigenere cipher, and have a text string that I would like to have every ...
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Breaking of footnote with pifont in alternative4ht helpers4ht

The last update of alternative4ht, in order to fix the tables in tex4ht see here, has a consequence that the redefinition of \thefootnote with pifont is broken. there are two versions of the ...
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tex4ht: getting accented letters in small capitals through \selectfont

I try to get small capitals in my html document, but the tex4ht code that I found works only for the command \textsc. however, I enter all my change of font through ...
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Fixing problems in latin translitteration of acute accented cyrillic vowels with \directlua

A good translitteration method from cyrillic to latin characters using XeLaTeX is discussed in Using XeTeX for automatic transliteration of cyrillic letters Actually I'm using LuaLaTeX. the ...
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tex4ht non roman languages inside tabular environment

I have tables with accented letters and other non-roman scripts, but they do not appear inside the environment tabular. The letters do appear outside of the tabular environment. i compile with ...
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non-printing characters in the OpenType layout of LuaLaTeX [closed]

And while we are at it, there is another probable bug in the LuaLaTex OpenType layout code: a couple of non-printing characters (such as 200c, 200d, 200e 200f and so on) do in fact show up in the pdf, ...
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letters and spacing in Arabic — bug in OpenType layout of LuaLaTeX

I perceive the following unwanted outcome: Two issues: In the first line, the last word on the right has a small gap between the second and the third letter from the right that is not supposed to ...
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How to insert Bengali text in IEEE conference paper?

I am writing a paper for an IEEE conference using IEEEtran.cls. The primary language of the paper is English but my work deals with Bengali language. I want to know how do I insert some Bengali words ...
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How can I use Bengali script in an English document?

I am a Linguist and I need to use Bengali script inside an English article which is predominantly English. I have found many answers but they only seem to be useful when the whole document is in ...
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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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Strange output with LuaTeX’s fontloader library

I am trying to debug a much larger problem, but the smoking gun is some (apparently) strange behavior with LuaTeX’s fontloader library. Minimal Example Here is file backmap.tex: \directlua { ...
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Cannot insert .eps figure into LuaLaTeX compilation [duplicate]

I'm trying to insert a .eps figure into my document. I'm using LuaLaTeX. I have already tried to remove the ".eps" extension from the \includegraphics{} command, but it didn't work. Makes no ...
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How can one get a list of the available functions in Lua(La)TeX

Is there a list or method to determine a list of the lua functions available/installed? Sofar I could only find the lua source files. Maybe I should write something that search through all the ...
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AUCTeX: switch to LuaLaTex from PDFLaTeX

I just installed the Lucida Bright OpenType fonts, and it turns out they don't work with pdfLaTeX, which is what AUCTeX was configured to run with the "LaTeX" command when I first installed it. Now I ...
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Errors with lualatex, siunitx and pgfplotstable replacing emdash

I'm referring to this answer from @Jake to replace the string --- of an input csv to \textemdash in a pgfplotstable table with the S column of siunitx. The provided solution works fine when pdflatex ...
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Lualatex not found

When I run pandoc markdown.md --template=my-template.tex --latex-engine=lualatex -o test.pdf I get the following error message: pandoc: lualatex not found. lualatex is needed for pdf output. I ...
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Identification of the directlua chunk where an error occurred

In the wiki page http://wiki.luatex.org/index.php/Writing_Lua_in_TeX there is a promising solution to identify between the different lua(TeX) chunks: \directlua {<lua code>} \directlua name ...
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Under what conditions can I redistribute files from my local TeXLive installation [closed]

I created a Github repository called luatexminimal, to provide a minimal, barebones LuaTeX setup to compile PDF documents. I had to copy a few files from my local TeXLive installation to do that: ...
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Lua to Tex : content and variable content different?

Here is something bizarre ! (I mean I don't understand). I enter a content, let's say "Something" in the (global) variable context. In line 2 of the following code, as one may anticipate, we have the ...
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Using setupbackend and pdfpageattr together via ConTeXt

Is it possible to use setupbackend and pdfpageattr together via ConTeXt? I was able to use setupbackend alone via ConTeXt (LuaTeX). Got the result as expected. I was able to use pdfpageattr ...
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LuaLaTeX: Unable to switch off ligatures in smallcaps

I am aware of a similar question, but that answer doesn't seem to help. I am unable to switch off ligatures when using smallcaps. The following MWE is using Minion, but I tried with many similar ...
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Difference between graph.layered and graph.trees

I currently learn to use the graphs library from TikZ 3.0. What is the general difference between the graph drawing libraries trees (ch. 29) and layered (ch. 30)? When should I use which library and ...
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Why does LuaTeX not generate some fonts automatically, in contrast with TeX?

Consider the following example, using font lhr10 (texlive-lang-cyrillic package in debian): \font\myfont=lhr10 \myfont A \bye Compile it with LuaTeX: $ dviluatex test.tex This is LuaTeX, Version ...
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Nil value error in LuaTeX when \bullet is replaced with text

I'm trying to draw a spectral sequence using luasseq, and getting the following error message: LuaTeX error /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/scripts/luasseq/luasseq.lua:377: attempt to index field ...
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LuaSSEQ problem

I am trying to compile a Lualatex file using the luasseq package My minimum working example is \documentclass{article} \usepackage{luasseq} \begin{document} \end{document} When I run 'lualatex' on ...