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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} ...
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Avoid just nearly filled last lines

Old school typesetters never allowed the last line of a paragraph to be just nearly filled. Either it would be clearly shorter than the other lines or it would be stretched to align with the right ...
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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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Best practice - how can I get my whole document (including math) to only use font X with LuaLaTeX and fontspec?

Considering one uses math symbols in a document, it is desirable to have them all displayed in the serif font one is using for text, or in basically any font x one would like to use for this sort of ...
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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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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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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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fontspec: what does Renderer=Basic do?

I'm writing a document using LuaLaTeX on Windows, using Arial (please do not comment on that) as its main font with: \usepackage{fontspec} \defaultfontfeatures{Ligatures=TeX} ...
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How to set expansion and protrusion for TeX Gyre Pagella using LuaLaTeX?

For my documents, I have often used the mathpazo package combined with microtype and have found the result to be really good. Because now I need to create PDFs which contain a variety of diacritics ...
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When to use LuaJitTeX in favour of LuaTeX?

Since a few weeks LuaJitTeX is available ¹, which is LuaTeX with Lua replaced by LuaJIT. Binaries are available for various platforms. It is already included in the ConTeXt standalone distribution. I ...
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using Hoefler Text font under lualatex and MacOSX

I'm having unexpected problems getting the "Hoefler Text" font to work when using LuaLaTeX (under MacTeX2012, all the latest updates installed) on a Mac (MacOS X 10.7.4). The following MWE ...
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\lastnodetype not working as expected in luaTeX

I'm currently experimenting with the linebreak_filter of luatex and when using it to change/replace the linebreaking algorithm the \lastnodetype command stopped working. A MWE is the following: ...
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How to find out which glyphs are different in an OpenType style set?

With fontspec, and XeTeX or LuaTeX it's possible to access a font's OpenType features, including the Style Sets, e.g. like this: \addfontfeatures{RawFeature=+ss01;+ss18} TeX.sx has already taught ...
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Lua function to see if a macro is defined or not

I need to determine if a TeX macro is already defined or not via a Lua function. Any ideas? function IsTeXMacroDefined(macroname) if defined(macroname) then return true end return false end
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duotone PDF files with lualatex

How to provide duotone PDF files for publishers who require it? I have a document with images (graphicx \includegraphics), TikZ diagrams, compiled with lualatex. So, if I understand it right, there ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to use ocg-p with LuaLaTeX (TeXlive 2015)?

If I compile the following MWE \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{ocg-p}%Layers \begin{document} \end{document} with luaLaTeX, it stops with the following error: ! Package ocg-p Error: pdfeTeX, ...
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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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LuaLaTeX for dummies: how to add LaTeX macros into \directlua?

How to make the following code to compile? \documentclass{article} \newcommand*{\mycommand}{\directlua{for i = 1, 10 do tex.sprint(i\hskip1cm) end}} %does not work ...
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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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Using XeTeX for automatic transliteration of cyrillic letters

This is a follow-up question to the following question: Serbian Cyrillic using LuaTeX and XeTeX. I actually often need character substitution the other way around, that is, I write cyrillic, but ...
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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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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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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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Luaotfload: version mismatch

Compiling with LuaLaTeX and the recent update seems to produce some disturbance: ... ) (/usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/tex/latex/fontspec/fontspec-luatex.sty ...
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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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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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Can LuaTeX create HTML?

I heard that LuaTeX provides access to the internals of TeX. So, I have two questions in this regard: Is it possible to modify the output routine with LuaTeX so that HTML is produced instead of DVI ...
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unicode-math breaks \not command

\documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{mathtools} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmathfont{Latin Modern Math} \begin{document} $\not\propto$ \end{document} Results in: How ...
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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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Fixing fonts with LuaTeX feature files

Bringhurst urges us in Chapter 10 of The Elements of Typographic Style: Version 4.0 to fix the font files if needed. See below a summary of the chapter using the section titles. Bringhurst suggests ...
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Sans-serif to go with EB Garamond (no math)?

Suggestions for a good sans-serif font to go with (complement) EB Garamond? Math and non-Western European support are not required. Text is fiction, not academic or scientific. English with an ...