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LuaTeX is a Unicode-capable extension of TeX which integrates the scripting language Lua. Use this tag if your question is about LuaTeX or LuaLaTeX specific problems and is not related to standard (La)TeX. For ConTeXt related questions use {context-mkiv}.

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problem compiling some 'math' using LuaLaTeX

Have a couple of documents with the following sort of construct: \begin{equation} y=\sqrt[n]{\prod_{i=1}^{n} x_{i}} \end{equation} Compiles/renders fine using 'standard' LaTeX, but fails miserably ...
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LuaLatex and the “Oriental TeX Project” — Scientific Arabic Typesetting

Does anybody know something about the future of Arabic typesetting with LaTeX or LuaLaTeX? Do they develop tools and mechanisms for scientific typesetting of Arabic text? In other words: is it still ...
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Why does hyphsubst not work with LuaTeX?

Consider the following MWE: \RequirePackage[ngerman=ngerman-x-latest]{hyphsubst} \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{blindtext} \begin{document} \Blindtext \end{...
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Accessing pointers in LuaTeX

This code writes the subtype of disc nodes to the log file. \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{fontspec} \directlua{ show_hyph = function(head) while head do if head.id == 0 or head.id == 1 ...
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Industrial schematics [closed]

I'm investigating if it is possible to generate electrical schematics for industrial machinery with the LaTeX ecosystem. They are quite different from electronic circuits because are developed ...
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Abandon LaTeX2e for LaTeX3 or LuaTeX

I think my question is: Should I abandon pdflatex, possibly for xetex or context, and a TeX/LaTeX based macro writing approach, possibly for a LuaTeX or LaTeX3 based approach? Possibly relevant to ...
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Is lualatex supposed to be a superset of pdflatex? (regarding production of PDF)

In other words, is it a bug if lualatex cannot compile a document that pdflatex can? Based on the answers to this question How to expand TeX's "main memory size"? (pgfplots memory ...
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How to run latexmk with LuaTeX on Windows?

This is a bit of a follow-up question to: Is there latexmk functionality for LuaTeX? I am trying to setup latexmk on Windows 7 together with LuaTeX but it does not work for some unknown reason. ...
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Using tex.get luatex function (segfault on Linux)?

Looking at LuaTEX Reference Manual (luatexref-t.pdf), it says: 4.13.1 Internal parameter values For all the parameters in this section, it is possible to access them directly using their names ...
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TikZ Externalize fails with multiple files [closed]

I've recently been having trouble getting TikZ to compile figures. I say recently, because a month ago, I wasn't having any problems. I'm not aware of any file corruption or updates that would have ...
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Strange problem with pgf/tikz auxlock file when invoking tikzexternalize

I'm trying to generate a number of somewhat complicated TikZ based plots using gnuplot's lua/tikz terminal. Things had been working fine last month, but when I needed to update some of these plots ...
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Help with the lua-visual-debug package

The documentation for lua-visual-debug is a little sparse. Can someone interpret the boxes/lines/colors that lua-visual-debug produces?
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Debugging Lua in LuaLatex with LDT [closed]

LDT is an IDE for lua based on eclipse. It is quite nice and the best free lua debugger I've seen(I've just stumbled upon it the last 2 days or so). It took me a bit to get setup properly but because ...
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Does Lua(La)TeX use external lua or built in? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LuaJIT and LuaTeX There is a JIT for Lua called LuaJIT that has many speed improvements over standard Lua(in some cases up to 60 times). I'm curious if this could be used for ...
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combine two sans fonts for xelatex/lualatex

I'm still finding my way around latex, so forgive me is this is an obvious question... I have two sans serif ttf fonts available at my workplace that I want to use in xelatex or lualatex. The serif (...
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Lualatex after pdf is generated

Is there any way to use lua functions after the pdf is generated or to force generation of the pdf at some point in the tex file and still use lua? Basically I need to modify the pdf and do this from ...
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Possible to run lua script from lualatex after main compilation has been done?

Is there any way to call a lua script automatically immediately after lualatex finishes(and pass the jobname)? Basically I need to do some post process and cannot do it within the same job so I ...
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Flush latex file io buffers

Is there any way to flush latex's file io buffers. Because of something I'm trying to achieve I have to copy/modify the outputted pdf after it is created(but in the same compile run). The problem is, ...
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Luatex os.execute not working

I've hooked luatex's stop_run callback so I can do some processing on the output pdf after it is generated. To process the pdf I need to call os.execute. When doing so I an error saying "All command ...
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Footnote numbers in index (e.g., 23n3)

I'm currently weighing indexing options for a book-length project. One of the more surprising hurdles is that there doesn't seem to be a way to create an index (in my case, several indices) that ...
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Precompiled header in Lualatex on Windows?

I am trying to typeset a longer document with lots of packages. Now it seems that pre-compiling the header can speed up the edit-compile-revise cycle quite a bit. I tried to follow the guideline from ...
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Luapath broke after upgrading miktex

I had my miktex 2.9 working fine with lualatex. I went in and somewhere modified some file so that I could add my own module paths. After upgrading some packages using the miktex upgrade tool my latex ...
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Remapping fonts in unicode-math has no effect on e.g. `\mscrC`

For some reason, in this setup, \mathscr{C} and \mscrC produce different results: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{unicode-math} \unimathsetup{math-style=TeX} \setmathfont{Cambria ...
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Difference between setting parindent and hangindent

Is there a difference between setting \parindent to 1em and to setting \parindent to 0em, \hangindent to 1em, and \hangafter to -1 that shows in practical use? The nodes created by TeX are ...
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In which order is Lua Code in LuaTeX being processed

Can someone help me understand the order in which LuaTeX documents are being processed? From what I've understood, the order is the following: the code is being read, top to bottom when the compiler ...
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How to do a 'printline' in LuaTeX

I have just started exploring the world of LuaTeX and wanted to write a piece of code, that prints a name to a new line in the document. \directlua{ for i=1,3,1 do tex.print("FOO") end } which ...
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Left-middle-right delimiters and unicode-math

Consider the rendering of \middle| in the code below: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmathfont{xits-math.otf} \begin{document} \[ \left\lbrace p_{i,j} \, \middle| \...
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lualatex error with Brazilian Portuguese babel option

It seems that lualatex does not known the Brazilian dialect of the Portuguese language with the babel package. When compiling the simple document: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[brazil]{babel} ...
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duotone PDF files with lualatex

How to provide duotone PDF files for publishers who require it? I have a document with images (graphicx \includegraphics), TikZ diagrams, compiled with lualatex. So, if I understand it right, there ...
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Lua function to see if a macro is defined or not

I need to determine if a TeX macro is already defined or not via a Lua function. Any ideas? function IsTeXMacroDefined(macroname) if defined(macroname) then return true end return false end
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Lua techniques and libraries for LuaTeX [closed]

With LuaTeX, it is possible to use many libraries and functions that can simplify various aspects of Lua programming. As Lua as language is quite new for the majority of TeX users, I think it would be ...
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Junicode and Small Caps

How can I use Junicode small caps fonts with LuaLaTeX? The solution posted in textls breaks smallcaps with luatex did not work or I just can't fix it. Example: \defaultfontfeatures{Ligatures=TeX} \...
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Font mixup with Neo Euler and Fontspec

For my document I would like to use Linux Libertine as main font and Neo Euler as maths font. However, there seems to be some conflict with the code I am using. Here is a MWE and its output: \...
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How to generate EAN barcodes with TikZ or MetaPost?

I'm looking for way to generate EAN barcodes with LuaLaTeX. I'm aware of this question; the solution to that needs pstricks, which won't work easily with LuaLaTeX (I don't want to install GhostScript ...
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LuaLaTeX + load one particular math symbol from an OTF file

I try to load exactly one symbol from an OpenType Font file and use it in a math environment. However, it seems to me, that I can only use the symbol in "normal" text but not in math mode. Here is a ...
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LuaLaTeX issue with string (need to escape) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Print large macro block from Lua to TeX I need to escape a string in Lua code in LuaLaTeX. I'm trying to print a string but LaTeX seems to hiccup on some special characters. I ...
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LuaTeX stumbles over special characters in path names, is this a bug?

This bug in MiKTeX is fixed as of 29. March 2012. I looked briefly at the LuaTeX documenation but could not find any information whether LuaTeX has a problem with special characters in path names. ...
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Print large macro block from Lua to TeX

I have a rather large block of TeX macro code that is no problem to do in TeX but I'd like to create the macro in Lua instead The macro contains various TeX macro characters (\, %, [, ]) How can I ...
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TeX logo with LuaTeX and Linux Biolinum O/G

Something is wrong with TeX and LaTeX logos with the font Linux Biolinum O under LuaTeX. I am using MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows. Here is a minimal working example: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{...
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LuaTeX font database cannot be created in MiKTeX 2.9 [closed]

Quite in a hurry I am trying to setup MiKTeX 2.9 on the computer of a friend of mine. We started with the portable version but the problem is the same in the normal install. Before the compilation ...
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Linux Libertine Biolinum xelatex and lualatex

This is actually two questions rolled into one. Consider the example file below: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} % \defaultfontfeatures{Ligatures=TeX,Numbers=OldStyle,Scale=...
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Linux Biolinum O messes up moderncv Package

Take the template.tex example file from http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/moderncv/examples and add these two lines: \usepackage{fontspec} \setsansfont{Linux Biolinum O} Then run ...
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LuaTeX colored boxes with rounded corners

What is the simplest way to make coloured boxes with rounded corners in luatex? With xelatex I used pstricks and it was simple, but with luatex it is not working.
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microtype character code

I am using lualatex This is LuaTeX, Version beta-0.70.1-2011062107 (rev 4277) with microtype [2011/08/18 v2.5 <beta-07> Micro-typographical refinements (RS)]. My computer has an american ...
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LuaTeX example invalid (printing)

On page 127 of the luatex manual it has the example before\directlua{tex.sprint("\\relax")tex.sprint(" inbetween")}after but the double slash throws an error. Similarly a single slash also has the ...
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Create macros inside Lua block

How can I create a macro (re)definition directly inside a LuaTeX block? e.g., \directlua{tex.print("\\mymacro{test}")} would be the same as \mymacro{test} in TeX?
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How can I produce vertical white space in a table with LuaLaTeX?

How to add a few blank lines without using \vspace? Trying to use \\ always gets me in trouble... Now I'm trying to format a simple lua table in LaTeX for display. I am using a combination of \\ (...
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LPeg self-referential pattern

I am trying to create a self-referential pattern in lua/lpeg local group = lpeg.P(sep1 * (1 - sep2)^0 * group^0 * sep2) notice that group refers to itself. This is not possible since group is ...
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What is the correct way to delineate directories in Lua?

I have been experimenting with some Lua code to list directories and provide them to the TeX engine. I have been using the Lua File System (lfs) module. The first part list the current directory (...
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How to set expansion and protrusion for TeX Gyre Pagella using LuaLaTeX?

For my documents, I have often used the mathpazo package combined with microtype and have found the result to be really good. Because now I need to create PDFs which contain a variety of diacritics ...