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TexLive 2020->2022 resulted in same source code compiled differently [closed]

I just upgraded TexLive from 2020 to 2022 in my Macbook through MacTeX and the exact same source file now takes around half a page longer (it was 6 pages) when it gets compiled to PDF. Since I haven't ...
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Royal Enfield - Bullet 350 CC [closed]

I having Bullet 350 CC - 2019 Model. While driving, i am facing the major issues like improper petrol flow to the engine and engine gets shutdown. Even if i have petrol above the reserve level, some ...
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bootstrapping a kpathsea-like package -- finding TEXMF roots

I am in the process of writing a Go-based TeX engine. (it's working well and I should have a first version based off the tex.web -> Pascal -> Go pipeline (with DVI output) ready shortly. TRIP ...
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Theoretical/academical question - Is it possible to simulate, e.g., a (unicode) LuaTeX engine on an 8-bit Knuth TeX engine?

The following questions are rather theoretical/academical in nature. According to Wikipedia a system of data-manipulation rules (such as a computer's instruction set, a programming language, or a ...
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the \expanded primitive is not provided by your TeX engine, listofitems v1.63 cannot work: loading listofitems v1.61

Scenario I am compiling a latex document from python 3.6 in Anaconda 4.8.2 on a Windows 10 Pro N device. To do so, I created a python 3.6 environment in Anaconda Prompt, installed miktex in anaconda ...
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Are there benefits to use XeTeX or LuaTeX if one is to write documents mainly in English?

My first exposure to LaTeX was back in 2014 from this tutorial and I settled with the pdfTeX engine because it was the only thing I knew and I was a total novice. Lately, I started reading Tobias ...
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Different behaviour between different TeX engines

Consider this simple piece of code, which is part of a format file I found. \catcode`\@=11 \ch@ck0\insc@unt\count \bye Why does it work fine with both tex and pdftex but issues an error message ...
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Templating with Scriban

I want to create a PDF with dynamic data from a JSON object. I'm vaguely familiar with LaTeX and minimally familiar with Templating Engines and I'm struggling with how to implement the engine and ...
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Is it wrong to call XeLaTeX an "engine"?

We know the engines to the TeX family are binary executables that compile TeX files. People sometimes mention XeLaTeX as being an engine; so here's the question: Is it wrong to call XeLaTeX an engine? ...
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How to add an engine in TexShop 4.27 on MacOS 10.14.5 bib2gls, arara

I am new to Tex. I am trying to build a glossary using the package glossaries-extra. I am drawing my abbreviations list from a .bib file using GlsXtrLoadResources. Unfortunately I cannot seem to add ...
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Whether bookmarks duplicates or not is dependent on engine and `caption` package

Backgroud This answer of question Bookmark tables and figures says [usage of \bookmark ready to be inserted] Next issue: \caption often sets its argument twice, because it wants to check, ...
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TexShop Engine that copies resulting PDF

Is it possible to have further lines in a TexShop engine which copy the resulting PDF to a different folder? (The reasoning: The new location would be a shared folder so only when the PDF-run was ...
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Write TeX Engine

What do I required if I want to write a TeX engine. Now I am reading The TeXBook, when I finished, I will read source2e next. Thus I am pretty curious about how to write a TeX engine myself, and what ...
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What would it take to write a LaTeX engine for prodcuing text based output

As a potential follow on from Can LaTeX be persuaded to produce text output? there are a number of partial solutions to generating text based output (e.g., plain ascii/utf-8 text, html, xml). From ...
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How is the TeX engine informed of the OS's end-of-line marker and file encoding?

The TeX engine processes the input file on a line-by-line basis (The TEXbook, p. 46). The first line will be read from the file, undergo some pre-processing (see below), and then the engine will start ...
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What use is Tectonic?

I came across tectonic. Is there anything there that latexmk / arara can't do already, other than perhaps pulling down files as needed? What makes this an engine?
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