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How do you configure Texmaker to use LuaTeX?

I'm extending my use from pdfLaTeX to LuaLaTeX. The transition is smooth especially as I collaborate with other users that shy out upgrading their systems. However, TexMaker does not seem to come ...
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FontAwesome font not found?

I'm using the latest version of MacTeX 2013 on OS X 10.8.4. All of my Tex Live packages are fully up-to-date. Tex Live also lists the fontawesome package as installed. I'm trying to use the ...
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German-style quotation marks in LuaLaTeX using polyglossia

Could someone post a complete minimal input file for LuaLaTeX to output "Hallo" also to get around ,,Hallo´´ In LaTeX I would have written ``Hallo´´ %% Minimal Inputfile for LuaLaTeX ...
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LuaLaTeX error when compiling visual counter

I asked a question about visual counters in beamer, for which I got this answer. Now I need to compile it by LuaLaTeX in order to use the package luapersian(below code), but it returns some errors. ...
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Contributing to Babel or Polyglossia language support

I want to contribute language support for Babel or Polyglossia, so that I can type in my native language and use LuaTex or LuaLaTeX. Lithuanian support at the moment is using L7x font encoding and if ...
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Pdf bookmark error in beamer [on hold]

Hi. I've compiled a Persian language beamer file by both luapersian and persian babel package using LuaLaTex, and in both I've the same problem in pdf bookmark as shown in the figure (some strange ...
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Querying a SharePoint list and typesetting the response with LuaLaTeX

I would like to generate some reports from data stored in SharePoint lists. It is possible to query the lists using web services and retrieve the data in a xml data format. For example, sending a ...
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Lualatex, fontspec and externalized tikz problem in MacTeX

To enable faster compilation of large documents I'd like to externalize tikz pictures. I also have to use lualatex and fontspec. EDIT: After further testing it seems that this is a problem only when ...
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LuaLaTeX returns illegal unit of measure for .tikz

I have a large graph generated from matlab2tikz (~1.3mb) that I am trying to compile. Latex gives me out of memory errors so I am trying LuaLaTeX. The problem is LuaLaTeX gives me an error: Illegal ...
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LuaLaTeX error - file ended while scanning use of \luacode@grab@lines (?) [closed]

Even the reduced-to-the-absolute-minimum-file: \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage{luacode} \begin{document} \begin{luacode*} tex.sprint(1) \end{luacode*} \end{document} yields the error: ! ...
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fontspec throwing error with lualatex - broken?

I get an error when I try to include the fontspec package. Here is a minimum working example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} Hello \end{document} I'm trying to ...
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textls breaks smallcaps with luatex

I'm switching a code to LuaTex from XeTeX. In XeTeX, I had a combination of tracking and small caps using LetterSpace and WordSpace parameters in fontspec calls, but these are not supported in with ...
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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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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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Error using lualatex and tikzexternalize to compile document with PGFPlots

I have a fairly large document with a number of pgfplots diagrams and due to memory capacity limits in PDFLaTeX I am now using LuaLaTeX to compile. While this works well, it takes forever to produce ...
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What is a simple example of something you can do with LuaTeX?

I've heard that with LuaTeX, you can embed Lua code in your document that work directly with TeX internals, making it possible to do several things that are hard to do with macros. What is a good ...
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Can/does hyphenation ignore accents?

LuaLaTeX MWE: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setotherlanguage{russian} \usepackage{tabu} \usepackage[textwidth=6.5in,textheight=9in,nohead,headheight=39pt,headsep=12pt, ...
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Randomly reduce the number of pages

My colleagues and I wrote a book that has m pages. Our editor wants n << m pages. For fun, I'd like to submit him two versions of our book. One version that randomly suppress (m - n) pages ...
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How can I change the layout of my page so that it doesn't block everything on one page?

I've been writing my CV in LaTeX and used a template. The issue is that where I've put all my entries into this specific section it's grouped all of my entries together in one block and put them on ...
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XeLaTeX font choice for separable ligatures in PDF, redux

I've read previous question/answers on this topic (e.g. this), but am still in the dark. The problem I'm trying to solve: Which font combination for XeLaTeX will at the same time provide a legible and ...
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Starting with TeX (not LaTeX)

I've been using LaTeX for 3 years and I'm decided to switch to (plain) TeX. For the moment I'm reading The TeXbook for the third time (I quietly start to read the double-danger signed paragraphs) and ...
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Pass an integer value to TikZ in LuaLaTeX

I want to draw a rectangle with \luacode. For rectangle points, the coordinates values will be taken from code. I try the following code. For rectangle, points are defined as '(0,0) and (1,1). But i ...
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generating combining characters in LuaLaTeX with Garamond Premr Pro

I'm trying to produce the œ́ character using Garamond Premier Pro in LuaLaTeX. I'm using fontspec in TeXLive 2012 to load the font. I seem to recall having had success doing this rather easily with a ...
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Accessing MySQL or SQLite from Lua(La)TeX

I thought it would be possible to access MySQL or SQLite from Lua(La)TeX, but couldn't google up anything on the topic. Please give me pointers to: Snippets / Examples / Documentation on that, if ...
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External PDF from pgfplots contains several pages when with floatrow

Plotting with pgfplots and the external library creates the single PDFs for every plot as wanted. But every of those PDFs contains several pages, each showing the same plot. Sometimes there are three ...
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How to use different fonts in footnotes and bibliography / special old hebrew

Im using for old hebrew and old greek text special fonts with fontspec. How can i use this also in the footnotes and in den bibilography? There are only single hebrew words in 3 of the booktitle. Im ...
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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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What is the latest progress in the realm of TeX? [closed]

Motivation TeX.SE as well as external resources contain information from as far as 2010 regarding e.g. LuaTeX, XeLaTeX, microtype, and popular dilemmas such as KOMA/memoir or babel/polyglossia, which ...
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Commands that disable everything except the counters

what I'm looking for... I'm looking for a couple a commands, \disableAllButCounters and \enableAll that would do the following: Everything between \disableAllButCounters and \enableAll would ...
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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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Possible to use MnSymbol with LuaTex?

I want to use the Minion Pro font together with math symbols from MnSymbol (http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/mnsymbol). Is this possible? It has already been discussed here -> ...
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MonTeX (mls, manju, mongolian) with Latin script with diacritics

I am using the montex package to type text in Manchu (manju). In my documents, I also use Latin script with diacritics. When I load montex, these diacritics no longer appear, and when characters with ...
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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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Is it possible to pass options to mpost.exe using luamplib?

I would like to use the development version of metapost with luamplib. I've switched over the executable mpost.exe which is presumable called by luamplib somewhere along the line. Now, I would like ...
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Is it possible to make siunitx typeset exponents in “cramped” style?

I'm using siunitx to typeset physical quantities. The result is not always ideal with many exponents in my eyes, because the exponents increase the line to line distance. At least this is my ...
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Rebuilding TikZ's pgfmanual.pdf [duplicate]

The following steps to rebuild TikZ's pgfmanual.pdf fail on Windows 7 64 bit using MikTex and bash shell: 1) cp -iar /c/opt/miktex_2.9/doc/generic/pgf . 2) cd pgf/version-for-luatex/en 3) ...
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Tufte-book under XeTeX

I am trying to use tufte-book with either XəLaΤεχ or LuaΤεχ. Both give me a ‘Missing \begin{document}’ error, which is obviously not the real cause as it is indeed there. The whole skeleton I am ...
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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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Last version of pgfplots, error with LuaLaTeX

I have just installed the last version of pgfplots (version 1.10) in my local texmf directory but when I try to compile a file with LuaLaTeX I get the following error: ...
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How can I enter Unicode bold Fraktur math characters with LuaTeX?

I want to write a paper with Old/Biblical-Hebrew (Tiro) and Old-Greek words in it. Now I have made my first experience with LuaTeX and it worked well. But I also want to use this symbol ...
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Compilation error with LuaLaTeX (texnansi.enc)

I work with Linux Debian Sid, Emacs and TeXlive 2013 installed in my home. I compile all my documents with LuaLaTeX with header as a master file that contains, among other things, the package file ...
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how to generate a PDF with real UTF characters [duplicate]

I'm using these settings: \epstopdfsetup{outdir=./} \usepackage[italian]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \selectlanguage{italian} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{hyperref} in order to write ...
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LuaLaTeX and multilanguage support

I've a little issue managing fixed names in my TeX class. I'm using the babel package for multilanguage hyphenation support so far, but I would like to deactivate the fixed names provided by babel. I ...
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ConTeXt: Substitute em-dash for double-hyphens

Background I am trying to substitute an em-dash for double-hyphens (--) whenever they occur in user-generated text. The fonts that I am using (Chivo and Gentium Basic) result in double-hyphens added ...
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LuaLateX (luaotfload & blacklist) do not work in Mac OS X Mavericks (Segmentation error) [duplicate]

I have the same problem as already stated by Till A. Heilmann under: Lualatex (luaotfload) broke after upgrading to Mavericks After updating to Mavericks, LuaLaTeX does no longer work for me and when ...
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Lualatex, Pdflatex fail with \externalize

Here is my problem: I have a 100+ page document with ~100 tikz plots. Some plots contain 9000+ points, and compiling them with pdflatex -shell-escape (or whatever main_memory_size) fails. I can ...
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How to make ligatures searchable and copiable in LuaTeX? [closed]

I have a problem with ligatures in LuaLaTeX when using the font Adobe Minion Pro. The fi ligature displays fine but is neither searchable nor copiable. If I copy it, I get some Asian character. ...
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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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Can LuaTeX create HTML?

I hear that LuaTeX provides access to internals of TeX. Is it possible to modify the output routine with LuaTeX so that HTML is produced instead of DVI or PDF? If possible, are there any projects ...
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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 ...