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Differences between LuaTeX, ConTeXt and XeTeX

I’m interested in the differences and commonalities between the “new” (La)TeX processors: LuaTeX, XeTeX, and ConTeXt. Personally, I’ve only used XeTeX so far and without having the time to try out ...
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Preparing a text for conversion to LaTeX: How to convert “ejective stops” in TIPA?

So I'm going to convert a lengthy document from Word to LaTeX. The document is full of glottal stops like p' t' k' (in Word format) When I passed them into a LaTeX format, the ['] symbol is ...
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Headings with Trajan font

I intend to use the Trajan fonts for the headings of the chapters only (hence, not the section headings etc.) of my thesis. I am using a template provided by a previous student, and this is the ...
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umlaute not rendered correctly with lualatex

I'm creating a presentation with LaTeX beamer in German. I've read this answer about Umlaute: German character not rendered to pdf But I still have some issues. This is my LaTeX document: \...
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In 2016, what are the advantages and disadvantages of the different methods to create a package?

Now we need to make some choices between TeX, LaTeX2e, LaTeX 3, ConTeXt(LuaTeX), LuaLaTeX, XeTeX, XeLaTeX and... I don't specially like the syntax of L3 but recently I was impressed by very ...
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How to input Chinese characters to LaTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does one type Chinese in LaTeX? I am a Chinese college student and I want to write a resume with LaTeX; I have the package moderncv but I don't know how to input Chinese ...
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Getting started with LuaTeX and ConTeXt

I've been using LaTeX now for roughly about 20 years. Only within the past 3 years or so have I tried understanding the internal workings of TeX. There are not a few posts here for which the OP is ...
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What TeX software to write technical papers with?

I am a noob when it comes to TeX, however, I do use LaTeX for typing mathematical and engineering formulas, etc. Recently I have taken it upon myself to try and write some technical papers to try ...
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LuaLaTex: Where do we stand as of 2014? [closed]

I've been impatiently waiting to switch from pdfLaTeX to LuaLaTeX, specially because it has been stated that the latter is the successor of pdfLaTeX (as described by Xavier in https://tex....
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Goudy Old Style for LaTeX?

Is there any possibility to make use of the font "Goudy Old Style" in a LaTeX document? I haven't found it in the font packages.
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Switching to an “enhanced” latex

I'm a long time LaTeX user and have a pretty efficient workflow already set up for writing LaTeX document, however I've pretty much missed the entire wave of "alternate" and "enhanced" LaTeX ...
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What are current pitfalls of using LuaTeX over pdfTeX [duplicate]

I know that there are several closely related older posts about LuaTeX. Using LuaTeX as a replecment for pdfTeX 3 LuaLaTeX and PSTricks Migrating from pdfTeX to LuaTeX As of recently I started ...
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Is it possible to call external programs from LaTeX?

I'm trying to write very specific LaTeX package that does a lot of complex computation. It encloses some parts of text (or whatever else user wants to print) into boxes and then runs quite complex ...
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Half of a document in pdfLaTeX, half in XeLaTeX

As far as I know, I cannot use microtype in XeLaTeX, and cannot use fontspec in pdfLaTeX. I am rendering Chinese symbols only on one page, and I need this line: \newfontfamily{\J}[Scale=0.85]{Osaka} ...
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Using XeLaTeX instead of pdfLaTeX

I would like to give XeLaTeX a try. I've been using pdflatex to process the following: \listfiles \documentclass{article} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} \usepackage{filecontents} \...