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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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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 ...
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Compile all tex files within a folder at once

Is there a way to compile all tex files within a specific folder, from LINUX terminal, at once? I would like to do this using pdflatex or lualatex in a way to create a pdf file for each distinc ...
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Create a font table for all available characters for a particular font

Similar to the question: Lualatex: Font table with examples I have several ornamental fonts and I'd like to create key maps. That is, I want to know what symbol the letter a maps to by having a nice ...
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LuaLaTeX and hyperref ate my document (properties). How do I get them back?

I use hyperref for a number of reasons, but among other things it sets up the document properties up well. As long as I compile with XeLaTeX that is. As soon as I compile with LuaLaTeX, everything is ...
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Which fonts can be used with *unicode-math* package?

What can i put into \setmathfont{<...>.otf} for the unicode-math package to make it all work (with XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX)? There are several suggestions on the GitHub page of unicode-math, but ...
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How to get accented unicode characters that can be copy-pasted?

The aim is to generate the .pdf with accented characters (the .tex file has mixed macro and unicode input), in a way that the .pdf text can be copy-pasted. An example: \documentclass{article} ...
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dealing with thin spaces in XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX

In the following small example I get unexpected but different results in XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setlength\parindent{0pt} \newcommand*\x{\rule{1cm}{1cm}} ...
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Get cell content from a Google doc spreadsheet using LuaTeX

I know that LuaTeX can access network resource (at least ConTeXt can). Would it be possible to get cell values in a macro, from a Google Docs spreadsheet, dynamically at compilation time, with ...
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Is there a limit to the size of a tex-file?

I've been writing a document for some time now. It is steadily growing and hopefully will continue to do so. Lately I realised that -- although I just recently bought a new MacBook -- when I work on ...
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In LuaTex is it possible to change font/language according to the script/glyphs used?

I am a XeLaTeX user and I often have to typeset english-greek documents. Packages like xgreek or polyglossia are great but in order to apply the correct hyphenation rules you have to declare the text ...
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How can you check if fontspec (with LuaLaTeX) can load a font?

I want to check if fontspec (with LuaLaTeX) can load a certain font and if not try to load another one. For pdflatex I did by checking if the package file exists; but I don't find an easy way to do it ...
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Getting started with Greek and Hebrew in LuaLaTeX

I am typesetting a 17th century English theological document that uses a smattering of Greek and Hebrew. I am using LuaLaTeX with TeXShop on the Mac. Is LuaLaTeX up to the task? If so what are the ...
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Remapping LaTeX symbol to another unicode value

When compiling the following piece of LaTeX code, the ∖ symbol does not show up. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmainfont{Latin Modern Roman} \setmathfont{Latin Modern Math} ...
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luatex and starting TeX macros which handle new line characters

This here is actually some kind of isolated follow-up question to Workaround for open lualatex bug in \scantokens? . I tried to use tex.print("<some tex macro>{<something with a newline ...
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Accent positioning on 'oe' character with feature file in fontspec

There is no accented glyph for the 'oe' character in Linux Libertine. When trying to form this character, the (acute) accent is centred over the 'e' half. I'm trying to get the accent over the centre ...
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Why does LuaLaTeX produce smaller files than pdfLaTeX in this example?

I am discovering LuaLaTeX... I want to produce pdf files from my tex sources as small as possible. If I compile the following code with LuaLaTeX, the size of the generated pdf is 9 kB. ...
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LuaLaTex: Where do we stand as of 2014? [closed]

I've been impatiently waiting to switch from pdfLaTeX to LuaLaTeX, specially because it has been stated that the latter is the successor of pdfLaTeX (as described by Xavier in ...
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Libertine Mono and lualatex [closed]

Using lualatex on latest TeXLive 2012 I am not able to select Libertine Mono by its full name via fontspec. luaotfload is finding the font and it is written into ...
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Is it possible to run LuaTeX from a USB flash drive

I am looking for ways to install and run LuaTeX on a USB flash drive (Windows operating system).
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In which order is Lua Code in LuaTeX being processed

Can someone help me understand the order in which LuaTeX documents are being processed? From what I've understood, the order is the following: the code is being read, top to bottom when the ...
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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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Replacing Unicode non-breakable spaces by normal spaces

I am using the Neo keyboard layout, which uses all kinds of modifier keys to input all kinds of characters (e.g. Greek letters and mathematical symbols). It also has shift+Mod3+space mapped to Unicode ...
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How to display only certain lines of a paragraph?

From reading Knuth's TeX Book (Chapter 14 How TeX Breaks Paragraphs into Lines), I understand that entire paragraphs are read in and then "massaged" by the "line-breaking algorithm" in an optimal way ...
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Typesetting arabic with LuaLaTeX

For typesetting arabic with LaTeX there are arabtex and arabi; for typesetting arabic with XeLaTeX there are arabxetex and polyglossia; but how to typeset arabic with LuaLaTeX, since neither of ...
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Access specific characters in LuaTeX

Recently, I switched from XeTeX to LuaTex for a document of mine. However, there is a feature which I do not immediately see how to convert: Accessing specific characters. In particular, I need the ...
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Matrix multiplication (and other operations) macro using lua module

I am hoping to be able to create a macro to multiply matrices using a lua module. The module is here: https://raw.github.com/davidm/lua-matrix/master/lua/matrix.lua As suggested to me in a previous ...
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hanging punctuation with microtype and luaLaTeX

I want to get this style of hanging punctuation: Quotation marks «...» „...“, brackets (...) [...] {...} and bullets are put beyond the left margin. Quotation marks, brackets, periods, ...
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XeLaTeX can't use TikZ 3 features?

I copied this code from this answer. \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \begin{document} \tikz [blend group=screen] { \fill[red!90!black] ( 90:.6) circle (1); \fill[green!80!black] (210:.6) ...
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Replacing # characters with luatex

The minimal example below should replace all # characters with another symbol. This works well if I use \# to escape it, but the user should later be able to enter it directly, e.g. to enter hash ...
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Is direct utf8 input of combining diacritics in math mode possible with lualatex?

I am trying to typeset a document with combining diacritics directly input in it. I use LuaLaTex. Here is a minimal example illustrating the original issue: \documentclass{minimal} ...
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How is a TeX document written when using LuaLaTeX?

I am new to the LaTeX world and would like to start off with a book project. My target is specifically creating books for print and online. My requirements are UTF-8, Arabic, custom fonts, to ...
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Fake bold in LuaLaTeX

I am sometimes using a font that has no boldface, so I am wondering whether or not there is a way to use some fakebold-feature in LuaLaTeX. The fontspec documentation explains a feature for XeLaTeX, ...
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text figures (old style numbers) and mhchem

How do I achieve lining figures with mhchem while maintaining text figures in the text (lualatex). My MWE is: \documentclass{minimal} \RequirePackage[paperwidth=70mm, paperheight=20mm, left=10pt, ...
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How can I fix a problem where italics prevent line breaking when using microtype? [duplicate]

I wish to use protrusion and expansion from microtype as I like the look you get with them. I use amsthm and typeset theorems in italic as usual (with \theoremstyle{plain}). With microtype enabled, ...
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Reduce compilation time for opentype fonts (otf)

I have some opentype fonts (otf) which I use with fontspec. Everything works fine. During the compilation LuaLaTeX load the otf-files in a temporary file. For example: (load: ...
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How to change the mathematical symbol class of a unicode math symbol?

In unicode-math-table.tex the math class of many symbols is defined by lines like: \UnicodeMathSymbol{"026AC}{\mdsmwhtcircle}{\mathord}{medium small white circle}% Now if I want to use this ...
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How can I replace a character (zero)?

Is it possible to replace characters in pdflatex? I use the Minion Pro and Myriad Pro font and the zero looks like a small 'O'. I want to replace the zero by a zero with a dot or slash in the middle ...
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Migrating from pdfTeX to LuaTeX: Problems with reproducing output for legacy projects

I'm currently analyzing and evaluating a migration process from pdfTeX to LuaTeX for our current TeX workflow. With LuaTeX being a fork of pdfTeX and packages like luainputenc at hand it seemed ...
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MiKTeX’s LuaLaTeX and minitoc: “I can't write on file …mtc”

When compiling the code below with LuaLaTeX I get the error: "I can't write on file 'test.mtc'". Any ideas on how to resolve this? (Btw, the file test.mtc is there and contains the word "Contents") ...
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How can I achieve dictionary headers for two page spreads in LaTeX

I would like to produce a document where I can display the first and last items of each two page spread in the headers of both the left and right pages. I know I can use \markboth{}{} to collect the ...
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How to make lualatex select the correct OpenType features in math mode?

After fiddling around with egreg's answer to my previous question, I finally discovered that lualatex is not selecting the tnum OpenType features, that is it uses the default numerals instead of the ...
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Ploting a function using mplib in lualatex

This question asked about ways to generate a nice function graph in LaTeX. There are several great answers, however, most of the either rely on an external program to generate the plot, or, if they ...
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Contextual Substitution with LuaLateX

Contextual substition doesn't seem to work with LuaLateX, while it works fine with XeLateX. Am I doing something wrong or is this a bug? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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Accessing to .log messages from LuaTeX. Is it possible?

Reading the question How to visualize the underfull box in final ouput PDF files I thought that it could be possible to use LuaTeX to intercept the "Underfull vbox" message and draw some kind of ...