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How declare a new package language

I need writing normal text and some sentences in artifical conscript language. How writing small as possible package and how use it (include?) in file? My language have my own font and each glyphs is ...
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Modifying fraction macro for in-line text and exponents

There's an amazing fraction macro here* for FontSpec with LuaLaTeX (*: that would be the second macro in that answer, called \unifrac, which I like better than the first "macro"/ using the frac ...
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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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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 \ewcommand{\currentI}{\directlua{tex....
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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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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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superscripts and footnotemarks break in nested \import with realscripts

I managed to produce strange interference between nested \import and superscripts, made accessible for LuaTeX by realscripts.sty. My document organisation depends on the comfortable, path-agnostic ...
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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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Anomaly in cyrillic letters of TeX Gyre font sets with LuaLaTex

I noticed a problem in loading TeX Gyre fonts with LuaLaTeX, since the cyrillic letters are missed to be loaded if the font is called by font name: \setmainfont{TeX Gyre Adventor} while are ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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} \newcommand{\arabtext}...
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XeLaTeX can't turn off small caps

I found a weird issue when using the free typeface Fontin. \documentclass{article} % Default font size and paper size \usepackage{fontspec} % For loading fonts \setmainfont{Fontin} \begin{document}...
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How to make pdf outlines work correctly in LuaTeX?

cwebmac.tex version 3.67 --- July 2006 The following Lua code converts string from UTF-8 to UTF-16BE with tex.write, which prints all with catcode 12, except space, which is what is needed. We add ...
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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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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: 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 \rmfamily\mdseries\scshape\...
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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 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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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. \documentclass{...
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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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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 { tex....
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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 to separate pdf annotation from the file resource?

Let's suppose that we have an attached file: \immediate\pdfobj stream file {\jobname.tex} \pdfannot width 10pt height 10pt depth 0pt { /Subtype /FileAttachment /FS << /F (file) /Type /...
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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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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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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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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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Define MakeUppercase list with XeLaTeX/LuaLaTeX

I do custom list for to make uppercase/lowercase for 8-bit TeX for Georgian and it works fine, but how to define it for XeLaTeX/LuaLaTeX? here is a similar question Applying MakeUppercase to non-...
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Opentype fonts: A few wrong glyphs with current lualatex

As a happy user of TeXLive 2015, I came across a strange problem. With the current version (kept up-to-date with tlmgr), strange glyph substitutions occur with CronosPro and MinionPro, but not with ...
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luaotfload | load : path lookup unsuccessful

When I typeset documents with LuaLaTeX and OpenType fonts I regularly get messages like this in the .log file luaotfload | load : path lookup of "Palatino Linotype.ttf" unsuccessful, falling ...
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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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error polyglossia for sanskrit and hindi with lualatex but not with xelatex

I have texlive on windows with installed, all packages relating to sanskrit and hindi. there is no error with xelatex. when I compile, with lualatex, the simple document, I obtain an error in gloss-...
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LuaTeX 0.85 \pdf* primitive changes and format file generation

TeX Live 2015 ships with LuaTeX 0.80. As LuaTeX 0.85 became available last month and I am supposed to do be doing other things I found this to be a wonderful opportunity to procrastinate by giving the ...
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LuaLaTeX font loader picks Regular variant from system font repertory but Bold from texmf-local

I have on my system for some years TrueType versions of a an older release of a (free) font (Vollkorn) in my texmf-local. I have now downloaded the more recent release, which has more variants, and ...
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LuaTeX: Check if a font is installed [duplicate]

I use different computers with different fonts installed. My favourite font is Frutiger, so whenever it is present at the machine I'm working on, this one should be used. Currently, I'm setting the ...
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How are non-unicode glyphs referenced in LuaTeX .dvi files?

Dvi files reference glyphs by their unicode number. However, a document often contain some unencoded glyphs, such as large math symbols. By inspecting dvi files containing such glyphs, I conclude that ...