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wxLua in LuaLaTeX

I have some problems using wxLua in LuaLateX. This works: lua simpleui.lua (print instead of tex.print) But if i try this: lualatex wx.tex it doesn't work. \documentclass{article} \directlua{...
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How to use luatex's node.hpack so that marks, inserts and vadjusts migrate out?

TeX's hpack routine packages an hlist into a box. While doing that it looks at a global pointer adjust_tail and if that is not "null" it migrates some nodes to a separate list starting at adjust_head....
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Inconsistent letterspacing (interword space) in pdflatex vs lualatex

In my documents I prefer text in small- and all-caps to be letter spaced. To that end I am using the letterspacing capabilities of the microtype package. Until now (with version 2.5 of microtype) I ...
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Setting up PDF outlines from Lua

In recent versions of LuaTeX, the PDF outline hierarchy may be set up from the TeX side with \pdfextension outline; for example: \pdfextension outline goto page \the\c@page {} count 1 {Chapter 1} \...
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Properly breaking up ligatures using selnolig / LuaLaTeX

Currently I use the selnolig package together with LuaLaTeX to automatically break up ligatures. This works quite well regarding the fact that ligatures get broken up at the right places. Note however,...
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lualatex and polyglossia with \setdefaultlanguage{german} does not work after recent texlive update

Here is a minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setdefaultlanguage{german} \begin{document} Hallo Welt! \end{document} And here is the error message: (/mnt/software/...
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LuaTeX 0.95 “incorrect math kerning”

I am trying out the new luatex 0.95 in TeXLive 2016 pretest. There's a problem with math kernel. Below is a MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmathfont{Lucida Bright Math OT} \...
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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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Oriental TeX and Husayni

I have recently been typesetting a Quranic Mashaf using a combination of XeLaTeX, bidi, and polyglossia. I am generally pleased with the results so far, but after reviewing Idris Samawi Hamid's work ...
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How to typeset a letter or grapheme specimen with alternates?

I want to print a font specimen for certain letters, each of which should cover a complete A4 page. The Open Type font contains many letters with several glyphs, which are accessible as character ...
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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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How to change hyphenation codes with the change of \language in LuaTeX?

For a word to be "hyphenatable", all its characters must have \lccode>0. With \savinghyphcodes=1 in e-TeX all characters are associated with hyphenation codes by means of a special table (this is the ...
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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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Combining diacritical mark is misaligned with luatex, but not with xetex

Consider the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[BoldItalicFont = {* Semibold Italic}]{Linux Libertine O} \begin{document} \textit{\textbf{V\char"0306}} \end{...
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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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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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unicode-math and oldstyle figures

I'm trying to find a good way to archive the following using fontspec, unicode-math and lualatex: almost global oldstyle figures including inline math lining numbers for displayed equations, e.g. ...
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using a Postscript Type 1 font with fontspec and LuaLaTex on MacOSX

I am having trouble using SabonLT which is a Postscript Type 1 Outline font. I have the font installed as a system font (as described here) rather than a local font. I'm running LuaLaTex on Mac OSX. ...
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Very multilingual work

I've used pdfLaTeX for one year but I've got a specific issue and I'm considering switching to XeTeX or LuaTeX. I've seen several questions about pros and cons of each option but they don't really ...
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Remove specific ligature from specific font with LuaLaTeX

I was recently gifted the Zapfino otf character, and I'm using it to typeset an "handwritten" letter inside of a book. I like the way the discretionary ligature are typeset, but the Co ligature is ...
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LuaTeX tex->dvi conversion code

I'm researching ways to teach computers to generate LaTeX code from Page Description Languages (PDL) like PostScript and PDF, using Machine Translation. For this to work, it would be majorly useful ...
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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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lualatex: Error when loading a font from a relative path

I'm trying to load a .ttf from lualatex, which works fine when I place the .ttf in the same folder as the .tex file. However, for my project structure it would be beneficial to store .ttf files in a ...
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ZWJ in LuaTeX prints a bar

The following document prints in XeTeX the medial form of the arabic letter, thanks to the two ZWJ characters ("200D). \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[Script=Arabic]{...
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Can LuaLaTeX make wrapping text around figures easier?

If there is one thing LaTeX has never been good at, it is wrapping text around figures. Well, I have grown used to LuaLaTeX always providing a solution to what seemed impossible before. So does there ...
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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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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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Error when using selnolig and lua-check-hyphen: attempt to index global 'debug' (a boolean value)

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} % required for selnolig \usepackage{selnolig} \usepackage{lua-check-hyphen} \begin{document} Foo \end{document} Using my two favorite lualatex packages ...
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XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX: which is faster?

Beacuse I typeset in Japanese, I don't use LaTeX and now want to know which compiles faster: XeLaTeX or LuaTeX? Is Lua language allows to make the compile faster?
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Optical weight selection with fontspec

I'm using LuaTeX version 0.76 and fontspec version 2.3c. I have the full family of MinionPro, but fontspec seems not to choose the appropriate optical weight. While it works for the roman font of ...
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Problem with impnattypo package

I'm using impnattypo package with nosingleletter option under TeXLive 2016. With no luck. I want to move last 'single letter' word to another line. Examples in one-letter word at the end of line ...
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LuaLaTeX: Is it possible to create multiple log files/custom edit the log output

I'm trying to typeset a book, and I'd like to print some messages in the log file (or somewhere else), in order to easily read them and correct my layout or the calculations beneath it. Currently I ...
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Release space in the string pool

I managed to get a capacity exceeded message by adding a bit too many named coordinates to a number of tikzpictures and so started to test and now wonder if it is possible to release unneeded space in ...
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Alegreya font kerning problems

I have a question, whether there is some possibility to adjust kerning around some specific symbols without caring what symbols will be written next. Also, could I possibly adjust kerning only for ...
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Problem with lualatex and feature files

I want to use a feature file to change the positioning of a single letter, but it does not seem to work. Here is an example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \RequirePackage{...
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Callback to be run at the end of the job

My Lua initialization script opens some files that are written to in the course of the run. I would like to additionally write some last bytes to them when LuaTeX is done processing all code. It ...
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\setmathfont[range=\sqrt]{…} changes size of integrals

Using the suggestion from this answer, I used the \sqrt sign from Asana Math with TeX Gyre Pagella Math to decrease the height of some inline math. However, this apparently had some unintended side-...
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Incorrect rendering for Khmer using LuaLaTeX

When I compile the following MWE with XeLaTeX, it works pretty fine. But when I compile with LuaLaTeX some Khmer vowels are missing. Does LuaLaTeX support Khmer Unicode? Or is this a problem caused ...
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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), don'...
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ArabXeTeX-like interface for lualatex

I would like to know if and how it would be possible to parse and convert ArabXeTeX ascii input to unicode under LuaLaTeX. I came across the ḍād package by Yannis Haralambous, but as far as I know ...
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unicode-math + siunitx + lualatex = long compile times. Why?

The following MWE, compiled under several situations (with appropriate lines removed) gives the following timings (with all output files removed between runs), as timed by Measure-Command on Windows 7 ...
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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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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 document....
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LuaLaTeX pass characters without “ ” to lua

I try to pass characters to lua but I don't want to typeset the "" that are not natural in latex syntax. Here is a dummy mwe. Here is the background : \documentclass{article} \usepackage{luatex,tikz,...
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LuaLaTeX, fontspec, .ttc fonts and kerning (Optima on Mac OS)

I'm probably missing something obvious. I'm using MacTeX 2014. I want to use the font Optima that ships with the Mac OS (10.8.5) -- it is a .ttc font. If I typeset the following TeX file I get no ...
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Using pstool with LuaLaTeX

I am trying to use psfrag in conjunction with pstool an LuaLaTeX to replace a tag in an .eps plot generated with gnuplot. I'm not sure if pstool is generally working with LuaLaTeX, however, the ...
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How to hyphenate Russian text with dvilualatex?

I'm failing to hyphenate Russian text with LuaTeX in DVI mode (dvilualatex). Please, don't tell me to use fontspec I need a DVI file. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1,T2A]{fontenc} \...
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LuaTeX/ConTeXt connect to SQL Server

I am looking to connect ConTeXt to a SQL Server database. I have looked through the manuals, and even read pragma-ade's SQL PDF (which, for me, seems a bit abstract). I am not extremely familiar with ...
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luatex tex.print does not trigger process_input_buffer callback?

I've defined a new LaTeX command to randomize itemize-like lists using LuaLaTeX like this: \newcommand*\Randomize{% \directlua{% questions.itemstbl = {""} luatexbase....