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Using LuaLaTeX and SQLite3

I am trying to access SQLite databases from LuaLaTeX but am not able to load an installed lsqlite3 package. Here's what I tried so far: Took a brandnew Xubuntu 14.04 installation Installed a ...
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Is it possible to use literals like ⊥ outside of math mode?

I have a .tex file that I'm compiling with luatex that I would like to be able to use a utf-8 literal in. Using unicode-math, it's possible to use the literal inside of math mode as such: ...
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nextfoot in scrlttr2

I do not understand some of the features the nextfoot variable has in the scrlttr2 KOMA-script class. \documentclass[]{scrlttr2} \pagestyle{headings} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Linux ...
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Which is the best editor for LuaTeX?

Many (La)TeX editors support the LuaTeX engine. However, which one offers the best support for writing LuaTeX? Which editor or plugin supports features such as syntax highlighting and auto-completion ...
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Arrow length in LuaTeX in combination with the unicode-math package

I have a probably rather simple question: Is it possible to use the unicode-math package within LuaLaTeX such that arrows stretch when writing some longer expression above or below it? For example ...
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LuaLatex, \includespread and libreoffice table with %

I've using LuaLatex for the last couple of days and been enjoying it despite of lack of documentation on \includespread. Nevertheless, got it to work for tables that don't have a percentage value ...
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LuaLatex and TikZ

I am having some difficulties with LuaLatex and TikZ. Can some explain to me what is wrong with the following MWE: \documentclass{amsart} \usepackage{luacode} % read this somewhere, doesn't change ...
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line spacing broken by \begin{english}

I am trying to produce an A4 page for our doors. I have used LuaLaTeX. In the spirit of exploration, I tried to use \begin{czech} and \begin{english} from polyglossia package. The MWE is this: ...
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Lualatex and Syriac (initial, middle and final letters)

I have heard that it is possible to typeset Arabic texts with Lualatex, so I assume that it is also possible to typeset Syriac texts with LuaLatex. But when I run the following example, the output is ...
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Future of luatex and pstricks [closed]

As far as I know it is not (yet) possible to use pstricks directly with luatex (-> pdf) as for example in xelatex. Are there any plans to implement this in luatex in near future? If so, how is the ...
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letterspacing of mathpazo and Tex Gyre Pagella in LuaLaTeX

I am typesetting my phd thesis, and I was hoping to use Palatino as main font. For some of the headings I wanted to use a fancy TTF font, so I switched from pdfLaTeX to LuaLaTeX to compile my ...
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minted Perl with dollar symbol

I'm using minted to display some Perl, however the "unmatched" '$' in it is breaking compilation. Escaping it with a '\' results in the \ being displayed with the rest of the code block. Is there a ...
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Is there a way to compress pdf file? [duplicate]

I am generating my PDF document (thesis) with LuaLaTeX. Almost all of my figures are made with the pgfplots package and do not exceed 40 kB. The document is 178 pages. The size of this document is 34 ...
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greek character of GFS Porson is missing with LuaLaTeX (fontspec, polyglossia)

When I LuaLaTeXify a document with GFS Porson as greek font, it doesn't print the Greek semicolon (·) when written as ·, it uses the latin semicolon when written as ;. If I am right, · is ...
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Best Practices for Lua Modules

In the Lua world Lua Modules are installed using LuaRocks. With LuaTeX these modules are normally installed in the scripts folder (under MikTeX windows). What tools are available for downloading and ...
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Expex glosses get broken when unicode-math is loaded in XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX

I'm trying to typeset multiline numbered examples with John Frampton's expex package (version 4.1). Since I'm using XeLaTeX (TeXLive 2012), I've picked unicode-math to typeset maths. The ...
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How to fix in ConTeXt problems after pages and warning 'no GlyphToUnicode entry has been inserted yet!'

Is the warning no GlyphToUnicode entry has been inserted yet! exclusive of texexec or is it caused by patches loaded by mkii or by using 'cont-sys.rme' instead of cont-sys.tex? The funny thing is, ...
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LuaLatex + Unicode-math, can't get upright greek with “\up*” commands

I was trying to type in upright greek letters in LaTex, and I've been recommended to use LuaLaTex with Unicode-math package to accomplish that. However I ran into a weird issue. If I want to type in ...
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Difference between luatex and lualatex binaries [duplicate]

I installed MacTeX Basic on my laptop (OS X 10.10), and I got 2 binaries, luatex and lualatex. Those 2 binaries behave totally differently (lualatex is able to parse \documentclass, the other is not), ...
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Is cyrillic actually missing in LinLibertine monospace?

If you consider this MWE, then for me lualatex does not display texttt{Привет, мир!} but non-monospaced cyrillic text is displayed fine. \documentclass[notitlepage,oneside]{article} ...
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Transform paper folding diagram to 3D object or vice versa

I made this commands to make paper models, and I ask if it is possible to have a 3D view of them converting in tikz-3D, or backward. But it's easier to draw the flat model and generate the volume ...
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Use specific non-unicode character in lualatex

I've looked everywhere for an answer to this question, but none could answer this specific one: I have MinionMath font (from typoma.com, MinionMath-Regular.otf) and I want to use unicode f3a0f (under ...
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\LaTeX macro: “Font shape `OT1/LatinModernSans(0)/m/n' undefined” [closed]

I tried compiling the following example using LuaLaTeX (LuaTeX v0.76/TeX Live 2013): \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \defaultfontfeatures{Ligatures=TeX} ...
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How to have Helvetica or helvet font with lualatex having similar look as with pdflatex?

Continuing the migration to lualatex, how to have the same aspect for sans serif fonts in lualatex as with pdflatex ? Is there something I haven't install or is it the wrong commands ? ...
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Lualatex : € as a utf8 character is not recognized : why?

I need to include some tex files as parts of a more global project. Some of this global projects have to be compiled with pdflatex, some others with lualatex, but the parts are the same. All this part ...
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Letterspacing via microtype vs fontspec (in LuaLaTeX)

I've just realised that I can get somewhat similar letterspacing effects using either the microtype or fontspec packages; for example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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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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fontspec – sans-serif as main font?

fontspec defines the commands \setmainfont[font features]{font name} \setsansfont[font features]{font name} \setmonofont[font features]{font name} to set the document's default fonts. However, if I ...
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How to delay a command execution until the next hmode?

I want to write an environment which adds a marginnote at the begin. The problem is that I can't control the content of the enviroment and so the placement of the marginnote varies a lot. How could I ...
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LuaLaTeX protrusion problem with Negative value

Please see the following screen shots. As you can see there are two "overfull" hbox there. However, LaTeX does not produced any overfull box warning at all. I tried to produce a minimal working ...
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The quote symbol in LuaLatex [duplicate]

I have a document which are previously compiled with regular pdflatex with \usepackage{times}, the typographic quote symbols are generated correctly as: And once I started to use LuaLatex with: ...
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LuaTeX: Line break problem with microtype + geometry (bindingoffset) [duplicate]

I have a problem with the combination LuaTeX + package microtype + option bindingoffset from the geometry package when typesetting the following example: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} ...
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Lualatex capacity exceeded with Gb's of free RAM

I'm trying to compile dense graphs generated my matlab2tikz (file size ~ 50Mb). I'm running lualatex and externalising with lualatex \tikzset{external/system call={lualatex ...
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Bold and sans serif at once with fontspec and LuaLaTeX

As you know, the code like \sffamily{\bfseries{...}} gives bold and serif font at once. If to use fontspec (luatexja-fontspec in my case) it is not enough just to define bold and sans serif fonts. If ...
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Generating an oblique (slanted) font in LuaLaTeX

With LuaLaTeX, I am using an OpenType font family (Dolly Pro) with roman small caps but no italic small caps. My block quote style uses italics, which I like, but one of my quotations has the ...
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ConTeXt system font search path

I read from the official manual (http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Fonts_in_LuaTex#How_LuaTeX_handles_system_fonts) that I need to export OSFONTDIR="/usr/local/share/fonts;$HOME/.fonts" to specify where ...
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A Big fancy “Q”

One time I remember seeing a Q ligature in \setmainfont{EB Garamond} (fontspec, EB Garamond, etc.) that involved a wonderful long swash. Now I don't know how to get it. Contrary to most other ...
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Reducing the size of greek letters in TeX Gyre Schola Math?

I've been experimenting with TeX Gyre Schola (and its math font), and I've noticed that the greek letters are noticeably larger than normal letters and numbers. For example, consider the following: ...
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Differences regarding kerning and ligaturing when using the MacTex2013 and MacTeX2014 versions of LuaLaTeX with .ttc fonts

This posting is a follow-up to the postings Can't generate ligatures with LuaLaTeX under TeXLive 2014 when using certain fonts and LuaLaTeX, fontspec, .ttc fonts and kerning (Optima on Mac OS). I have ...
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White fields in ltjsarticle class

This question is extention for other my question Replacing \fancyhdr with \titlesec in complicated design documents. When I use solution from answer to prevous question with LuaLaTeX and ltjsarticle ...
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references to floats without ever using figure numbers (possbily using lua or python)

Stephen Wolfram's 'A New Kind of Science' states in its colophon that it has 973 illustrations spread out over 1280 pages. Remarkably, he accomplishes this without ever using figure numbers. No figure ...
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LuaLaTeX, Fontspec: Wordspacing and Letterspacing

I have a command \work which will format titles in SmallCaps and with less letter spacing. Now the funny thing: If I try to add some word spacing, too, and only for SmallCaps, it affects the whole ...
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Accessing an alternate representation of a letter in fontspec

Recently I've been trying to access a specific letter from the WatersTitlingPro-Rg font, through LuaLaTeX and fontspec. The Waters Titling Pro fonts is a small caps only font. Specifically, I'm ...
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How to access the last line of a paragraph with LuaTeX

Consider the following code, using traditional TeX programming that through a series of boxing and unboxing, grabs the last line of a paragraph and centers it. \documentclass{article} ...
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Problem with a Lua function in a \foreach loop

I have written a Lua function to position dates in a timeline that I am drawing with TikZ. The function seems to work, but when I use it in a \foreach loop I get the following error: ! LuaTeX error ...
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How to use punctuation marks in LuaLaTeX with unicode-math?

I also posts this here: http://texwelt.de/wissen/fragen/3000/interpunktion-in-lualatex-mit-unicode-math-von-hauptschriftart. The problem is that I want to have the \period symbol (also range="002E ...
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LuaLaTex produces beamer slides on variable speed

Why LuaLatex produces slides with speed depending on the number of them not on the complexity (still the same). \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{fontspec,luacode,tikz} ...
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In LuaLaTeX, how do I pass the content of an environment to Lua verbatim **Without displaying it** in a beamer frame?

In this question / answer : one pass verbatim latex material to lua, but latex displays this material by him self. If one suppress the two lines : local buf_without_end = ...
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Hard hyphens in LuaLatex

Why does not the hard hyphen “‑” work in lualatex with the package luainputenc with option utf8? With hard hyphen, I mean a hyphen, which prohibits the line to break directly after it. MWE: ...
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uneven line spacing

This is something that is already annoying me for quite a while. (I use LuaLaTeX) The line spacing of the Arabic text is uneven (see pic and/or MWE below). In particular, I think, lines 2, 7, and 10. ...