Maybe, I am doing something wrong, but please have a look on the alignment in this formula:

% arara: lualatex


$f(T)= T\cdot \dots$

enter image description here

That's not very beautiful. The "T" headnuts the right bracket and there is a lot of free space below the T (the brackets are too low). I could add some \, or similar, but I guess, I just don't know how to set a function.

Edit: The compilation with XeLaTeX works fine. But I need it with LuaLaTeX. The Lua-version is: "LuaTeX, Version beta-0.76.0-2013062820 (rev 4627)" I am getting a lot of

luaotfload | load : auto-selecting default features for script: dflt
luaotfload | load : path lookup of "latinmodern-math.otf" unsuccessful, falling 
back to file:

in my main.log

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    At least on my system (TL2013, fairly recently updated) the output of your example has correct spacing (both with Lua- and XeTeX).
    – Caramdir
    Sep 5, 2013 at 14:20
  • I've added my filelist. Maybe you could have a look if you can see the old package. My MiKTeX 2.9 is fresh installed and up to date. There is no good practise for setting functions like f(x), isn't there?
    – LaRiFaRi
    Sep 5, 2013 at 14:28
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    regarding the "space below" within the parentheses, the height and depth of the parentheses are designed to accommodate letters like the "f", where you can see that the space above and below is symmetrical. in math (for which these fonts were designed), you don't want different sized parentheses for simple expressions that are baseline-aligned; it simply looks ugly. Sep 5, 2013 at 14:45
  • @barbarabeeton Thank you, I just noticed that symmetry to the "f" when I uploaded my picture. Well then I think I just have some horizontal problems here.
    – LaRiFaRi
    Sep 5, 2013 at 14:49
  • More important than the file list you posted are probably the versions of LuaTeX (beta-0.76.0-2013061708 (TeX Live 2013) (rev 4627) on my system) and latinmodern-math.otf (1.958). Also, try compiling with xelatex and see if the output is better.
    – Caramdir
    Sep 5, 2013 at 14:52

1 Answer 1


The file luatex-unicode-letters.tex differs between TL2013 and MiKTeX. The TL version deactivates (comments) all entries from \l 1D400 to \l 1D7CB and contains the comment:

 % XXX: luatex math italic correction bug
 % http://www.tug.org/pipermail/tex-live/2011-October/030295.html

This sound as if there is a bug in LuaTeX and Tex Live has implemented a workaround by not setting some catcodes. If I copy the luatex-unicode-letters.tex to MiKTeX, update the FNDB and recreate the LuaLaTeX format the spacing is correct in MiKTeX too.


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