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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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Use other font in restricted area won't compile

I'm trying to change the font of only one character in the document, but it won't compile with lualatex, what am I missing? \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,sans]{moderncv} \moderncvstyle{classic} \...
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installing Luatex in Miktex

How to install Luatex win 32 luatex version in Miktex 2.7, see http://www.luatex.org/download.html , my operating system is Windows XP, it seems that the luatex package is not complete, it doesn't ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Extra space by polyglossia

The LuaLaTeX code... \documentclass{article} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{english} \setotherlanguage{german} \begin{document} English/\textgerman{German} \end{document} ...results in ...
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No accents and ¿ ¡ in pdf bookmarks

I'm doing a book with LateX in spanish language and I'm having some problems with spanish accents and symbols ¿ and ¡. Here's my preamble, sorry, it's very huge: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper,twoside=...
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Why choose LuaLaTeX over XeLaTeX?

There are questions on TeX.sX already about what the differences between LuaLaTeX and XeLaTeX are (Differences between LuaTeX, ConTeXt and XeTeX), what one should be keep in mind when going from ...
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API JSON in Latex

I want to know if it's possible to get data from a website using api json in a document .tex I want to do this without luatex because the idea is compile online with the sharelatex website, that does'...
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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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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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Modern TeXes handling of Unicode [closed]

I just may be misinformed, but roughly: Is still true that PDF is in principle able to use only 8bit encoding vectors? If not, how do LuaTeX/XeTeX handle larger glyph sets?
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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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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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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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Substitute a character by another one (Lualatex)

The lowercase figures of Adobe Garamond Pro are very nice, but the 1 can be confusing: Is this 11 (as it should be) or 2 in Roman? I would like to replace automatically this lowercase 1 with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to change font with ModernCV

I've been trying to change the font with modernCV for quite a while now, but nothing seems to work. I'm using LuaTex. To start with, I tried changing it from sans to roman, although the font changes, ...
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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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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. ...
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Frequently loaded packages: Differences between pdfLaTeX and LuaLaTeX

I'm in the process of switching my LaTeX document from pdflatex to lualatex. Similar to Frequently loaded packages: Differences between pdfLaTeX and XeLaTeX I would like to know, what are typical ...
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Convert LaTeX to SymPy format

I'm trying to convert LaTeX to SymPy understandable format and I feel it's hard to comply all conditions. So Im wondering if you can suggest any tools, free or paid, that will be great. What I'm ...
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Scaling TikZ from Gnuplot export

Say we plotted in Gnuplot using terminal tikz resulting in output tikz.tex . In our main.tex we \include{tikz} Now that messes up everything because the picture is way too large for our beamer ...
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biber stops during compilation, results in empty bbl file [closed]

I want to use lualatex and biber with the help of MiKTeX on Windows 8.1. Following is a MWE (test.bib) : \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} \...
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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 ...