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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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Missing \endcsname in xparse

I am trying to make my own class, with options for referencing. Short quotes work absolutely fine, but when it gets to longer quotes, for some reason, I get errors. essay.tex: ...
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Perl, Python, Lua or just Latex/Xetex

Recently I finished my thesis in LyX and this was my first steps into latex (even indirect steps). Even though LyX does a lot of thing automatically, when you want to do something yourself, then ...
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Problem with chinese in lualatexja (bad argument #1 to 'open')?

I'm trying the example from How to use Chinese with lualatex? (TexLive 2014, updated to frozen): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{luatexja-fontspec} \setmainjfont{FandolSong} \begin{document} 在 ...
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Change abstract title in IEEEtran when used with other language [duplicate]

When I use the ieeetran-class with a german babel-package loaded, the title of the abstract automatically gets translated to Zusammenfassung. However I'd like it to be Kurzfassung. The solution one ...
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How to detect LuaLaTex inside my .tex file and exclude bits and pieces conditionally

Let me state my "problem" first. When using PdfLateX my .tex file compiles rather swiftly and all is fine. I use TeXStudio and make use of the PDF preview feature. Since my LaTeX fu isn't the ...
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Using the "use a build subdirectory for output files' option in TeXMaker in combination with LuaLaTeX

I want to use LuaLaTeX since I have some quite large .tikz files, but when I do so TeXMaker does not put the output files in the 'build' directory like it would do if I use PdfLaTeX. I find the build ...
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How to compile .tex file to a pdf using luajittex engine?

I have recently found that modern TeX Live 2014 distribution has new LuaTeX engine luajittex. As far as I know this is just experimental however if we consider that luatex is beta version, almost ...
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PDF optimization packages/options

I noticed that when compiling any document in TeX, the resulting PDF can be reduced in size by quite much. For example, take \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, ...
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Media9 compiles but embedded video gives “Unable to connect to content” “TypeError - Error #1009”

I have a beamer presentation that I am creating and I'm trying to embed a video clip. I'm using the media9 package and having a ton of issues with it. I've gone through the documentation with a ...
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How can one manually add a line to the pdflatex -recorder .fls file?

I'm using a LuaLaTeX package that includes a feature that calls an external executable (i.e. something that requires -shell-escape) to generate a TeX file from a distinct source file, which is then ...
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How can I access Garamond Premier Pro's straight “quotedbl/quotesingle” using lualatex?

Idea (from here): I use \symbol{idx}, where idx is the glyphs index. To determine these two glyphs' indexes I had a look into ...texmf-var\luatex-cache\generic\fonts\otf\garamondpremrpro.lua and ...
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LuaLaTeX from texlive-2014: Command \textsubscript unavailable in encoding EU2

Here is a minimal example of a file that lualatex from texlive-2013 compiles fine: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} X\textsubscript{Y} \end{document} If I try to ...
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How can I use the SBS font in Xe|Lua|La|TeX and specify which words to replace?

The Sans Bullshit Sans (SBS) font uses (currently only three) ligatures to replace words that are hard coded into the font's internal glyph substitution table. How can I use the SBS font in ...
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How to get proper placed closing German doublequotes using lua|xelatex and Garamond Premier Pro Opticals (Regular)?

Using Adobe's Garamond Premier Pro Opticals (latest version: 2.104) the closing German doublequotes are set exactly above (instead of behind) a sentence's closing dot (e.g. questionmark is not ...
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Switching to lualatex: How to translate font setups?

I am a long-term pdflatex user. Once in a while I want to give lualatex a try (e.g., to try the recent TikZ graph layout engine). A couple of good answers here at tex.se describe what to do in that ...
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Is it ImageMagick's fault or pdflatex's that some JPEGs aren't working?

pdflatex (as well as lualatex and xelatex) cannot process (some) JPEG images which were created by my ImageMagick. I'm on OSX Mavericks, using ImageMagick v6.9.0-0 Q16 x86_64 provided via MacPorts. ...
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Create table with automatic row numbering

I am trying to create a table with subheading and automatic row numbers. The original table looks like this: The latex to generate the table is as follows: \documentclass{article} ...
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How to report a bug in LuaTeX? [closed]

I think I found a bug in LuaLaTeX. I use the current version from TeX Live 2012. lualatex --version This is LuaTeX, Version beta-0.70.2-2012052410 (TeX Live 2012) When I compile the following ...
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Where are LaTeX-related bug trackers located? Where do I report `{pdf,lua,xe}latex` issues?

Following up this question: Is it ImageMagick's fault or pdflatex's that some JPEGs aren't working? I now want to submit a bug report. However, I'm a bit confused where exactly I ...
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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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Symbols for left and right limits

I am using lualatex, are there symbols for left and right limits, like small "-" and "+" to put above the numbers? For now I use \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{book} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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PDF/X-1a on TeX Live 2014 for publishing with POD lightining source

I am trying to get a PDF/X-1a compliant PDF for sending the pdf to Lightning Source for publishing books. I searched and found the following post and tested it PDF/A with hyperref on TeX Live 2013 ...
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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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TikZ: Changing arrow styles when using graphdrawing

I want all arrows in a TikZ drawing to have a larger tip, so I change the arrows setting in the \tikz options. This works fine for manually created drawings, but doesn't work when generating graphs ...
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hyphenation with languages in transliteration // forced hyphenation?

I am typesetting (lualatex) a document in a couple of languages. The main language is English. If I use other languages I usually use commands such as \foreigntextquote{french}{text} and ...
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ConTeXt: Table header as section in TOC (while parsing xml to pdf with xmlflush)

I would like to use the header of a table as a section for the TOC (while parsing an XML to pdf) \startxmlsetups xml:table \page[yes] \dorecurse{3}{ \bTABLE[frame=on,split=no] ...
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Changing concrete preamble from pdfLatex to Lua(la)tex

I got an example handout which was written for pdflatex but since I use lualatex i'm pretty sure that I have to make some changes to the preamble. From there Frequently loaded packages: Differences ...
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LuaTeX, unable to read file in pgfplots

I am trying to switch to LuaTeX, but I am not able to compile any pgfplots figures with external data files, which used to compile with pdflatex. Here is the MWE: \documentclass{standalone} ...
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btex and etex in luamplib labels

I've been experimenting with METAPOST and in particular with luamplib. I found that I couldn't have tex typeset labels with the btex/etex construct as apparently is possible with straight up METAPOST. ...
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luatexluaescape string and backslash

I'm new to LuaLatex and I'm trying to write simple macros. However, when I send a string to lua that contains a backslash (like \R^n), then the code doesn't work as expected. For example, my lua ...
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Anybody ever encountered “arithmetic: number too big” when importing an image?

I'm trying to insert an image, which I've done probably a thousand times before, but I'm having issues with this one. The image is a jpg I just created in Paint - it's not excessively large or high ...
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biblatex 3.0 apa undefined control sequence (\mkbibdateapalongextra?) [duplicate]

I am not sure why I cannot copy from the TeXShop console anymore, but here is my problem. This does not seem to be related to my bib file or how I cite things. How can I fix this? I am calling ...
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biblatex 3.0 and APA citation styles [duplicate]

I am using biblatex 3.0 (current with the TeX Live 2015 pretest) and hope to hove APA citations and a bibliography. Instead, the relevant lines shown below in LuaLaTeX generate a PDF with no ...
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LuaLaTeX + fontspec: Font not found

This refers to my previous thread How to use the calibri font. I am using the Calibri font with lualatex. MWE: \documentclass[11pt,table,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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autoref to dmath (from breqn package) generates wrong link text

In the following minimal example, what is wrong with my dmath equation? Why does hyperref call it a Figure, while autoref gets the link text correct for an equation defined with \begin{equation} ...
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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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\tikzexternalize doesn't work with lua code

The following code from the pgf manual compiles fine with lualatex --shell-escape \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{external} \tikzexternalize \begin{document} A simple image ...
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Disable some xunicode macros in case of T1 font encoding?

I was hoping that, except for inputenc/fontenc versus fontspec, old .tex files encoded in UTF-8 could be used without changing anything with either pdftex, xetex or luatex engines. But the following ...
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How to manually typeset text in parallel on facing pages in (Lua)LaTeX?

I want to typeset a bilingual text in parallel on facing pages using LuaLaTeX. The existing solutions to automate this task have proven unsatisfactory as they don't allow for footnotes (parallel), ...
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Lualatex not found

When I run pandoc markdown.md --template=/Users/xxx/Documents/Pandoc-Templates/default_copy.latex --latex-engine=lualatex -o test.pdf I get the following error message: pandoc: lualatex not found. ...
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Change font automatically when typing CJK characters, possibly lualatex

The title says it all already. I found how to change fonts with fontspec and lualatex, however I wonder if there is an easy way to mix Latin characters with Japanese characters without explicitly ...
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How to create luatex.fmt

I wanted to try the latest version of LuaTeX, so I downloaded the official precompiled binaries but these raw binaries are useless without a luatex.fmt. How can this file be created?
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fontawesome scaling, deedy-resume pgfplots axis, XeTeX, LuaTeX issues

I am currently working on a document using the deedy-resume template http://www.latextemplates.com/template/deedy-resume-cv in LaTeX and I have two issues which result in a dilemma and I can't ...
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General guide on how to set up Minion Pro for math in lualatex

Minion Pro is one of the most beautiful fonts and comes with many Adobe products. A complementary set of symbols is provided by the MnSymbol fonts and package, which is not fully compatible to ...
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Define certain letter in math-mode to be always non-italic - using unicode-math in lualatex

I once had this question a while ago, asking about how to set the letter j always to be non-italic j in math mode without using \mathrm. The provided solution was: ...
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image/graph looks bad in template

I have some problem with a graph packet in LaTeX. http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/drawing-graphs/ is the package I'm using. It worked fine for me to compile the example from the webbpage but ...
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How to pass a string to a custom documentclass for use in pre-compiled preambles in lualatex?

I've got a heavy class definition and want to modify it for the use with precompiled preambles. Minimal example preamble.tex \documentclass{myClass} \def\preambleloaded{Precompiled preamble ...
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Fitting text of unknown length into a box through font scaling

In a scenario where TeX documents are generated by a script the challenge is to nicely fit text of variable length into boxes of fixed size. There's a default font size suited for 80% of the cases ...
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luatexja-preset: deluxe option crashes

deluxe option for luatexja-preset crashes. For example, when I compile the following code: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{ltjsarticle} \usepackage[hiragino-pro,deluxe]{luatexja-preset} ...