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Updating LuaTeX version in MiKTeX [closed]

I have MiKTeX 2.9, which comes packaged with LuaTeX version beta-0.70.2-2012060719. I'd like to compile a file using the latest stable version. I've downloaded the binary, but what do I do with it?
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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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How can you use both fontspec and xmpincl?

Is there a way to use both the fontspec and the xmpincl packages? Using PDFTeX returns Fatal fontspec error: "cannot-use-pdftex" The fontspec package requires either XeTeX or LuaTeX to ...
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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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Will XeTeX or LuaTeX support COLR table in OpenType fonts? [closed]

Announced at the Microsoft //build conference: A data structure, implemented as a new 'COLR' table in OpenType, breaks down the base glyph into a separate set of glyphs, each with its own z-order and ...
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Strange linebreaks with microtype & LuaLaTex [duplicate]

I have a weird problem. If I compile with LuaLaTex and microtype some of my line breaks are messed upped, but I don't get any warnings. XeLaTex with/without microtype or LuaLaTex without microtype are ...
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LuaLaTeX: No error but no output files

I am trying to use LuaLaTeX in TeXnicCenter (or TeXworks as well), due to TeX capacity issues. However, no output files are produced (.log, .pdf), and I cannot see any error in the build output; I ...
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Why do user-defined whatsit nodes affect LuaTeX pagebreaking?

EDIT: A summary of the possible answers is given below. In my current LuaTeX project I am using user-defined whatsit nodes to transfer information between the different stages of a LuaTeX run. On ...
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Programming Conway's Game of Life in LaTeX

My aim is to program Conway's Game of Life in LaTeX, and make the output into an animated PDF. I intend to use PGF/TikZ for this, especially pgfmath, but I'm stuck at the moment because I need to ...
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pagebreak in ledpar (eledpar)

I am sort of restating this question -- however only sort of. I will (1) describe a problem, (2) assume something about the functions of ledpar, and (3) ask a question. 1. Problem I am typesetting ...
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Error Inserting PDF Pages with XeTeX [duplicate]

I'm trying to insert a PDF page into a document using the following: \usepackage[]{pdfpages} ... \includepdf{titlepage.pdf} and keep getting the following error in XeTeX message box: ** WARNING ...
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Selectively disable dash ligatures in LuaLaTeX

With pdfLaTeX, I can print two hyphens using -{}-. This does not seem to work in LuaLaTeX. Indeed, the following snippet \documentclass{minimal} \begin{document} en dash -- two dashes -{}- ...
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kvoptions and conditional environment

I'm trying to create a package with a single option, which provides an environment, which behaves differently if called by latex or pdflatex XeLaTeX. I tried to use kvoptions, but I'm a little lost. ...
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tikz externalization using lualatex over pdflatex

I am trying to externalize tikz plots using lualatex while encapsulating the whole tex file with pdflatex. I still couldn't figure out why this method is not working. I am using miktex and texstudio. ...
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TikZ images won't compile externally

I have a number of large plots which exhaust memory when I try to compile them with xelatex, so I am using lualatex instead, which is able to compile them without major difficulty. However, I am ...
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“Segmentation fault (core dumped)” with LuaLaTeX [closed]

I'm trying to compile a 3D surface made by 10000 data points with tickzpicture. However, when I compile the .tex file with lualatex lualatex --shell-escape myfile.tex I receive the following error: ...
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ForwardSearch: “Cannot execute the command” when using LuaLaTeX

If I try to compile with the LuaLaTeX-compiler in TeXnicCenter with the below outputprofile-settings, there showing up this error: [ForwardSearch("%bm.pdf","%Wc",%l,0,0,1)] Cannot execute the command ...
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lualatex and mylatexformat

I am trying to make precompiled preambles format with lualatex and mylatexformat package. I'd like to have it in a Fmt/ subdirectory of the working directory. Trying this command line luatex ...
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How to use SciType font in LaTeX?

I saw a font with math support inside OTF glyphs. How to use it (with lualatex or xelatex for example)? Especially how to deal with stylistic sets with LaTex. Here is the link : SciType font ...
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Measuring the true height of a character

Suppose you have got a character that sits above the reference point. When you measure its height, the empty space above reference point gets also included in its height measurement but that is not ...
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Is it possible to use `lualatex`'s DVI output with `fontspec` without getting font-related errors?

Is it possible to use lualatex's DVI output with fontspec without getting font-related errors? I want to use the (eps-based) output of sagetex with a lualatex generated document with fontspec. As ...
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problem with math font and LuaLaTeX

The following code works fine if compiled in pdflatex: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{quattrocento} \begin{document} \begin{frame} Quattrocento $30\cdot40$ \end{frame} \end{document} As is ...
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'Moderncv classic 1.5.1' lualatex compilation fails when using \itshape and awesome icons and sans font with MacTeX2013 [closed]

When compiling this tex code on SnowLeopard, MacTeX2013 with lualatex test.tex: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,sans]{moderncv} % moderncv 1.5.1 version \moderncvstyle{classic} \moderncvicons{awesome} ...
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error with LuaLaTeX, lstinputlisting and an extension-less file

I'm having troubles with LuaLaTeX and the listings package: the former doesn't seem to accept me performing \lstinputlisting on a filename that doesn't have an extension. Minimal example: Makefile: ...
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LuaLaTeX — too high memory usage [closed]

I've recently made my project buildable under LuaLaTeX. This is a bibliography database project which uses biblatex and biber to compile the database to produce something about 66-paged pdf file. ...
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Differences between LuaTeX, ConTeXt and XeTeX

I’m interested in the differences and commonalities between the “new” (La)TeX processors: LuaTeX, XeTeX, and ConTeXt. Personally, I’ve only used XeTeX so far and without having the time to try out ...
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Extra line break and horizontal space at \begin{document}

I am trying to insert some text right at the beginning of the document with \AtBeginDocument while using lualatex and the fontspec package \documentclass{article} \AtBeginDocument{X} ...
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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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How can I list fonts available to LuaTeX in ConTeXt (TeX Live 2013)?

I've looked at How do I get a list of all available fonts for luaotfload?, but the answers don't work for me in TeX Live 2013, at least not without LaTeX. This is because there they rely on the file ...
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How should I use an alternative font such as TeX Gyre Pagella? LuaLaTeX?

I have long been using the TeX Gyre Pagella font for my documents. However, like many users, when I'm trying to find out how to customize documents by searching StackExchange (or often) googling, ...
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fontspec, lua, microtype: Renderer=Basic no longer working for specific font styles

You may have noticed that, as of now,* letterspacing small capitals is not as easy as it was in pdfTeX, where we could simply combine \textsc with microtype's \textls. Consider this example, which ...
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fontspec search path in TEXMFHOME

This is related to fontspec (xelatex) finding fonts by name, installed or in TEXMFHOME When installing an OpenType font in TEXMFHOME (~/texmf) I see the following behaviour with fontspec of TeXLive ...
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Problem with gnuplot and lualatex

I have a pretty complicated graph to plot from coordinates.A friend from here adviced me to use gnuplot and also helped me with the code which is the following... \documentclass[border= ...
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Segmentation fault after Mavericks upgrade [duplicate]

I can't resolve a segmentation fault after upgrading my OS X. After upgrading to Mavericks my system crashes and can't typeset any lualatex file. My lualatex files contain gregorio (a program for ...
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Accessing user-selectable features in GentiumPlus in XeLaTeX/LuaLaTeX

Specifically, the combination of f plus î in the italic ends up with the upper curl of the f smashed into the peak of the circumflex (other fonts have the same problem, but the result is even uglier). ...
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Problem with polyglossia and MinionPro

I have a problem with small caps not showing correctly when loading polyglossia. I am trying to use polyglossia with classicthesis, which I know is unsupported, but the same problem appears when ...
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Devanagari/Indic in LuaTeX

As I gather from the mailing lists, LuaTeX is currently unable to render devanagari properly because it doesn't understand the complex ligature rules involved. This is my experience with test ...
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LuaLaTeX: problem with high symbols in math mode

A year ago I wrote my thesis and I compiled it using LuaLaTeX (I need very much memory because I have a lot of pgfplots graphs) and it works pretty good. Today I recompile it and some formulas mess ...
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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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PDF images not showing up with lualatex/pdflatex

I am trying to include an image in PDF format into my document as a figure. When compiling with lualatex or pdflatex, the image does not appear. If I take that very PDF image and convert it to PNG and ...
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Any suggestions/requests for features for a new package that allows disabling ligatures for (pre)selected words?

I'm starting to put together a LaTeX package, which I hope to distribute broadly, that provides lualatex code to disable ligation of character pairs and triplets for selected words (globally within ...
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Reviewing hyphenations with LuaTeX

This question led to a new package: lua-check-hyphen I wrote a question (Accessing pointers in LuaTeX) hoping it would lead me to a way of reviewing the hyphenations with LuaTeX, and without ...
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Problem viewing document in TEXmaker “Fontspec requires XeTeX or LuaTeX” [duplicate]

I'm trying to use a template from online and when I upload the zip into Texmaker it gives the following error "! Fatal fontspec error: "cannot-use-pdftex" ! ! The fontspec package requires either ...
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LuaTeX error “table index is nil” loading Cinzel OTF font with fontspec [closed]

In a LuaLaTeX document I am creating with MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit (LuaTeX version beta-0.70.2-2012060719) in Windows 7, I get the following error: ! LuaTeX error ...)/MiKTeX ...
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Lyx doesn't generate pdf when using hyperref

If I don't use hyperref package everything's fine, but if I use it, after a while a message appears with something like "Command dvilualatex "filename.tex" has not yet completed. Do you want to stop ...
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LuaLaTeX + fontspec: cannot compare documents with Acrobat

I use the option "compare documents" in Adobe Acrobat Pro a lot to highlight changes between revisions. What I just noticed is, if I compile a simple document such as the one below with LuaLaTeX + ...
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Can XeLaTeX | LuaTeX import movies?

It seems that XeLaTeX cannot handle movies. I imported movies into PDF produced with pdflatex compiler using the multimedia package that comes with beamer. My search over various boards revealed that ...
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Would you consider Luatex to be ready for a production environment

I'm setting up a number of document with dynamic texts. Basically LaTeX is view mechanism to dynamically present the results of ongoing statistical analysis on a database. So I have numerous \ifnums ...
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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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Using different text and math fonts with unicode-math

When using pdfLaTeX it is sometimes possible, when using different text and math font sets, to take the fonts for operators like sin and cos from the text font even within formulae. Thus, using the ...