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How is the support for polyglossia in LuaLaTeX?

The polyglossia manual states that Polyglossia is a package for facilitating multilingual typesetting with XeLaTeX and (at an early stage) LuaLaTeX. However, I could not find any words about ...
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How to use Chinese with lualatex?

Searching through tex.stackexchange.com, I've come to understand that xetex is currently the preferred engine for documents that include Chinese characters. In xetex, one simply uses the xeCJK or ctex ...
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Using \fontsize in XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX

In the Wikibooks/TeX article on fonts, it is stated that The \tiny...\Huge commands are often enough for most contents. These are fixed sizes however. In most document processors, you can usually ...
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Define fallback font for specific Unicode characters in LuaLaTeX

This closed question prompts me to propose a more general question and a solution I don't think has been demonstrated here. When compiling with LuaLaTeX and using Unicode input, how do you set up a ...
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How to get ϱ and ɔ working with MinionPro [on hold]

Using LuaLaTeX and MinionPro (the one from Adobe Reader), I apparently cannot print the characters ϱ and ɔ ("symbolic rho" and "open o"). This I find a bit strange in a professional font. Can that ...
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Russian in document with Japanese as main language (LuaLaTeX + ltjsarticle)

I need to use some Russian text fragment in ltjsarticle class, which provides the Japanese settings like Japanese caption for LuaLaTeX. In the current MWE, There are big intervals between Russian ...
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Math font with lualatex

The result is never satisfying for Minion Pro and lualatex. I manage to get a result close to perfection with the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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font-not-found error: font “HoeflerText” cannot be found — LuaLaTex error! [closed]

I am running this CV/Resume example from here: Here is a relevant fraction of the code: \documentclass[10pt]{article} %!TEX encoding = UTF-16 % See geometry.pdf to learn the layout options. There ...
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How to install and run beamer theme on MikeTeX 2.9 [duplicate]

I've been trying to use this beamer theme: https://github.com/ppletscher/beamerthemezurich/. When I try to compile the sample .tex file included it gives me an error that reads: ! Fatal fontspec ...
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Selecting optical sizes for all fonts in a family

XeTeX and LuaTeX are able to assign optical sizes to fonts when they are provided. In those situations where XeTeX or LuaTex are unable to correctly assign optical sizes I am able to specify them but ...
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Write/Read values of the LaTeX commands (like \title, \ author etc) in file using Lua

This problem relate with other my question here . I found a solution with pdfpages package thanks to TX.SX: \documentclass[]{scrbook} \usepackage{authblk} \usepackage{pdfpages} ...
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Choosing TeX engine for novel — just how unstable is LuaTeX?

I am using LaTeX for typesetting some novels and am in a dilemma about which engine to use. pdfLaTeX has full microtype support, but I am not free to choose the font I want For XeLaTeX, the ...
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Bug in TikZ's math and calc with PDFLaTeX and LuaLaTeX : workaround?

We can use calc library inside tikzmath to do calculations with coordinates. Everything works fine if we want to calculate something like \p3=(0,0)!.5!(2,0); (inside and outside functions). But if we ...
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Why is \setmainfont case sensitive with XelateX but not with LuaLaTeX?

Consider the following MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{tex Gyre Pagella} \begin{document} \lipsum[1] \end{document} If I compile it with LuaLaTeX ...
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Antykwa Torunska font: How to get correct \hbar in LuaLaTeX

I'm using TeX Live 2014 with lualatex. Using the font Antykwa Torunska (anttor) for math, \hbar is not displayed correctly. The default LaTeX settings do not give good results at all scales: ...
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LuaLaTex/XeLaTex with KOMA for Cyrillics

How can I use LuaLatex/XeLaTex with KOMA-script for Cyrillics? When I try to write: \documentclass[twoside]{scrartcl} \usepackage{polyglossia} \newfontfamily\cyrillicfont{CMU Serif} ...
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What exactly is luatex's node.free deleting?

The LuaTeX manual doesn't give much information on the precise details other than saying that one needs to ensure that there aren't any dangling pointers still referencing the node (location). For ...
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What are the incompatibilities of pdftex, xetex and luatex?

[Please correct me if my statements are wrong] TL;DR: pdftex, xetex and luatex exhibit different behaviour. What are these differences and why are they present. I know of three engines, which ...
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Convert all all-caps words to small caps

I'd like to turn all all-uppercase words, acronyms etc. into small caps, preferably automatically on the fly and without changing the source files. The ideal solution would also allow me to block some ...
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LuaLatex change main text font for everything a part of numbers

Thanks the abundance of templates on the Internet seldom I use LaTeX (LuaLaTeX engine) also for non-academic texts like relations or letters. So sometime I like to use other fonts than the Computer ...
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Ways to parse JSON in LaTeX?

I'm writing my recipes (food) in a small textfile in JSON. Are there any ways to parse this in LaTeX? I know, that are lots of templates dealing with recipes, but I want to have my own style, which ...
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Tikz Externalize with LualateX - Fontspec?

There are several questions already posted about issues externalizing tikz with the Lualatex engine. However, most of these are dead ends with no correct answer. The reasons for externalizing are ...
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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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Annoying list of error messages pointing to missing Myriad Pro font

I'm getting an awfully annoying list of error messages pointing to Myriad Pro font missing when I use moderncv and xelatex or lulatex: \setmainfont{Myriad Pro} \setsansfont{Myriad Pro} the whole ...
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Animate doesn't animate with LuaLaTeX

I have the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{animate} \listfiles \begin{document} \animategraphics[palindrome,autoplay,width=\textwidth,controls]{5}{Testsaves}{0}{1} \end{document} ...
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unwanted double width space before inline listings when using luatexja-fontspec

I am seeing an extra big space (which looks like double width space) in my document before inline listings bits: MWE: \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{listings} ...
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microtype settings for dummies

More than a year ago, a friend of mine was totally excited about microtype features in LaTeX. He was talking about it quite a bit and then said to me: "Show me your document, let me add some lines of ...
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Moving lua code into subdirectory

I want to move all .lua files into the subdirectory code to avoid polluting the main directory with them. However, I cannot get lualatex to find them there. Given this project layout: main.tex ...
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How to install Luajittex from binary

(tagged luaotfload as its slowness is the main reason why I'm installing this!) I have a "BIN" file called luajittex (literally that's it, no file extension or anything) which I downloaded to use for ...
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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. ...
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Possible Lualatex problem with documentation library from tcolorbox

I am developping a package which uses some lualatex features. In order to show examples in the documentation, I have to use lualatex for the compilation as well. I decided to use the documentation ...
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LuaLaTeX performance with RAMdisk

This question may seem like it's been asked a million times over, but the relevant questions tackle XeLaTeX or plain LaTeX. What I want to know is if moving any filesystems/file locations to a ...
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OpenDocument export in LyX with LuaTeX

I am writing in LyX a document using Georgia fonts, and tried to save it as Word via ODT. If I choose to enable "Use non-Tex fonts", I cannot save from LyX as OpenDocument. That is, the output option ...
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How to use unicode-math with beamer and lualatex?

According to a recent article in "Die TeXnische Komödie", this should be the way to get Latin Modern Math to work with lualatex and the latest TeXLive 2011: \documentclass[professionalfonts]{beamer} ...
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luaLaTeX Junicode font typesetting of ji and ii

\documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Junicode} \begin{document} \noindent ji\\ ii\\ j\mbox{}i\\ i\mbox{}i \end{document} is rendered by lualatex with dotless i on the ...
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How can I access a specific glyph in LuaLaTeX/Fontspec?

The OTF version of Minion Pro contains several Dingbats glyphs I would like to access. Some of them are not unicode, so I can not just copy the specific unicode character I want to access into my text ...
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Want to add the Skype and LinkedIn Icon on the left side of Friggeri Resume?

\documentclass[]{myfriggeri-cv} % Add 'print' as an option into the square bracket to remove colors from this template for printing \usepackage{unicode-math} \usepackage{fontawesome} ...
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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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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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Does polyglossia with LuaLaTeX hyphenate greek text?

Is there a way to tell polyglossia to hyphenate a Greek text when run with LuaLaTeX? I tried quite a lot (greek as defaultlanguage, as backgroundlanguage, as otherlanguage, with german, with english, ...
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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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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 ...