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Speeding up compilation using precompiled preamble with LuaTeX

Compiling my documents with lualatex takes quite long. I have a complex preamble, and noticed it takes long to process this part of the file. Today I came across this website, which proposes a trick ...
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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} ...
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How does one retrieve \rpcode values in LuaTeX?

The \rpcode values from pdfTeX are properties of font characters, e.g., \rpcode\font 50 = 200 sets the right protrusion value for character 50 in the current font to 200. Reading chapter 7 of the ...
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eps-converted-to.pdf not found

I was trying to include a figure in LuaLatex, but got an error message of !Package pdftex.def Error: File 'test-eps-converted-to.pdf' not found. The same code run in pdfLaTex+MakeIndex+bibTex. ...
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Can't generate ligatures with LuaLaTeX under TeXLive 2014 when using certain fonts

Consider the following MWE: % !TEX TS-program = lualatex \documentclass{article} \listfiles \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[Ligatures={Common,Rare}]{Hoefler Text} \begin{document} ff fi fl ffi ffl ...
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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 ...
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How to pass a LaTeX argument verbatim to lua?

I would like to pass an argument verbatim from LaTeX to lua including LaTeX commands and end of line characters. The example below takes care of the former issue, but not of the latter. Is there a ...
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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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xdvipdfmx parse error when using particular font with fontspec

I am using the font IM FELL English PRO (open-source otf here) via the fontspec package, and when I tried typesetting the characters \"{a}, \'{n} or \"{o}, I got this error: xdvipdfmx:fatal: Type2 ...
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Misplaced Accents in Cyrillic Text

In educational material for the Russian language and linguistic literature the need to put accents on Cyrillic vowels often arises. However when I tried to do this with luaLaTeX the accents where ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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} ...
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Is it the best or simpliest way to use a lua variable in LaTex Code?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{luacode} \begin{document} \begin{luacode} for i = 1,10 do a = math.random(0,10) ; tex.print("--") tex.print("$\\sqrt{"..a.."}$") % <- simpliest ? ...
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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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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 readline encoding

Must LuaTeX's \readline use latin-1 encoding? In the example below, I first store é in a file (well, and ^^J) which works well. Then I read it back in, using \readline and get two characters é (and ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Tikz graphdrawing library with tree layout throws error

When I compile the following snippet \documentclass[tikz,border=0pt]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{graphdrawing} \usetikzlibrary{graphs} \usetikzlibrary{shapes.misc} \usegdlibrary{trees} ...
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Debug log the text returned via tex.sprint() and friends?

Is there an easy way to see what text was sent from Lua to TeX via tex.sprint(), tex.print(), and tex.write()? (e.g., print it to stdout or log it to the .log file)
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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 get box dimensions within lualatex

I'm new to lualatex, which looks phenomenal. I wonder what the easiest way is to access the dimensions of a box from within lualatex. I intend to use it in more complicated situations than this (as ...
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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}} ...
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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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Compiler error “save size exceeded”

I have a problem with compiling my thesis. Due to a new plot I inserted, it lo longer compiles. According to this guide, i increased the limits for lualatex as follows: pool_size=5000000 ...
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Getting the filename of the current input from within “show_error_hook”

In the luatex reference guide, status.filename is described to return "the name of the current input file". The luatex wiki describes how to use this along with show_error_hook to produce better error ...
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Difference in PDF loading in lua- and xelatex

Someone is trying to install a package of mine (http://www.ctan.org/pkg/lilyglyphs) in MiKTeX on Windows 7. After some hassles with file and font paths we managed to get him going, but there is one ...
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PDF images not showing up with lualatex/pdflatex

I am trying to include an image in PDF format into my document as a figure. When compiling with lualatex or pdflatex, the image does not appear. If I take that very PDF image and convert it to PNG and ...
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How to debug error message from luaotfload-database.lua

I am beginning to think it was a really bad idea to update to TeXLive 2013. Since this update almost none of my old documents compile any longer. Does anyone have any idea what LuaLaTeX is trying to ...
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How to use a lualatex FeatureFile to adjust sidebearings in math mode?

I am trying to use Linux Libertine as a letter font (and a bit more) in math with unicode-math and luaLaTeX. It should be good to adjust some details, and I hoped to be able to do it with a .fea ...
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LuaLatex setup a different font for numbers and the rest

This question is a duplicate of this older question that strayed from the subject. I would like to make a presentation using latex class beamer, however I would like to use different fonts than the ...
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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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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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Precompiled header with lualatex and unicode-math

Consider the following: preamble.tex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmathfont{Cambria Math} \def\preambleloaded{Precompiled preamble loaded.} main.tex ...
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Using Lua in listed elements (List of Figures, List of Tables, List of Content)

I am not sure if I use the wrong approach or if this is an issue in LuaLaTex in general. I tried to integrate some internationalization (I18n) to our documentation framework using Lua. Long story, ...
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Small caps font is not enabled with fontspec and MinionPro

I can't make lualatex generate small caps font when I use MinionPro as my main font: \documentclass[a4paper,justified,nobib,notoc]{tufte-book} \usepackage{fontspec} \title{ABC} \author{Arthur ...
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Error when using luaotfload-tool

i am trying to install Myriad Pro at my Ubuntu PC to use it with Lualatex and fontspec. The font is correctly installed and can be used in LibreOffice. fc-list | grep -i myriad -> Myriad ...