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Ways to parse JSON in LaTeX?

I'm writing my recipes (food) in a small textfile in JSON. Are there any ways to parse this in LaTeX? I know, that are lots of templates dealing with recipes, but I want to have my own style, which ...
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Ancient Greek hyphenation in LuaLaTeX

Can anybody tell me the current state of hyphenation patterns in LuaLaTeX, especially with regard to Ancient Greek? I searched here on tex.sx and on the web. There are many mailing lists discussing ...
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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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How to use Chinese with lualatex?

Searching through tex.stackexchange.com, I've come to understand that xetex is currently the preferred engine for documents that include Chinese characters. In xetex, one simply uses the xeCJK or ctex ...
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How can I fix a problem where italics prevent line breaking when using microtype? [duplicate]

I wish to use protrusion and expansion from microtype as I like the look you get with them. I use amsthm and typeset theorems in italic as usual (with \theoremstyle{plain}). With microtype enabled, ...
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LuaLaTeX, fontspec and tracking with microtype

I try to get microtype's tracking working but without success: up-to-date TeXlive 2011 (lualatex 0.70.1) with microtype v2.5 beta 07. Sample code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[no-math]{...
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How to place a dot below for example: e?

After I updated my TL2016 (Windows) environment (10 minutes ago) compiling documents containing for example \d{e} or \d e throws an error message. The following MWE should demonstrate this: \...
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fontspec LuaTeX error

I have installed "ProTeX" with "TeXstudio 2.3" & "Miktex 2.9". I get an error ! The fontspec package requires either XeTeX or LuaTeX to function when I attempt to run \documentclass{article} \...
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lualatex and line breaks after em-dashes

I’ve just installed TeX Live 2012. As mentioned elsewhere on this site, the release history explains that “the parameter \XeTeXdashbreakstate is set to 1 by default, for both xetex and xelatex. This ...
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Using the `geometry` package with luatex

According to the geometry package's user manual (2010/09/12 v5.6, section 5.6 'Drivers', p. 11) The package supports drivers dvips, dvipdfm, pdftex, xetex, and vtex. Can I use this package with ...
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Accessing side-bearings in LuaTeX

This question has been solved, in XeTeX, by this code: \def\kright#1{\leavevmode #1\kern-\XeTeXglyphbounds3 \the\XeTeXcharglyph`#1 } \def\kleft#1{\leavevmode \kern-\XeTeXglyphbounds1 \the\...
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Release space in the string pool

I managed to get a capacity exceeded message by adding a bit too many named coordinates to a number of tikzpictures and so started to test and now wonder if it is possible to release unneeded space in ...
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Wrong math symbols with XeLaTeX and LuaTeX after TexLive update

I just updated my TeX live installation (tlmgr update --all) and now I get some wrong symbols in math mode if I use XeLaTeX or LuaTeX. This MWE for example \documentclass{standalone} \begin{document} ...
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How to use punctuation marks in LuaLaTeX with unicode-math?

I also posts this here: http://texwelt.de/wissen/fragen/3000/interpunktion-in-lualatex-mit-unicode-math-von-hauptschriftart. The problem is that I want to have the \period symbol (also range="002E ...
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lualatex MWE not working

\listfiles \documentclass[12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} test \end{document} creates MiKTeX 2.9/tex/luatex/luaotfload/fontloader-2016-04-21.lua:353: attempt to call ...
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Minimal Babel and LuaLaTeX Hebrew bidi example

I've noticed that Babel's bidi support is gradually improving, and this means that I'm keen to see when I can move over from XeTeX to LuaLaTeX (mostly because of the extra microtype features it will ...
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references to floats without ever using figure numbers (possbily using lua or python)

Stephen Wolfram's 'A New Kind of Science' states in its colophon that it has 973 illustrations spread out over 1280 pages. Remarkably, he accomplishes this without ever using figure numbers. No figure ...
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Either batch transcode (character sets) a whole list of image filenames … or use a character encoding conversion function within the main Tex file?

I am very excited about this code by User @egreg which I will be using to display images of the stroke order of a Chinese character whenever you hover over a certain character. I changed the code a ...
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LaTeX3 versus pure Lua

Reading this site for the last nearly two years I've learned a lot about LaTeX3 (which I had previously understood to be a defunct pipe dream) and LuaTeX (of which I was previously totally unaware). ...
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Programming Conway's Game of Life in LaTeX

My aim is to program Conway's Game of Life in LaTeX, and make the output into an animated PDF. I intend to use PGF/TikZ for this, especially pgfmath, but I'm stuck at the moment because I need to ...
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How to properly install and use a new font with LuaLaTeX?

I have problems trying to get new fonts to work when compiling with LuaLaTeX. I'm working on Mac and use TexShop (with the MacTeX package). It goes like this: I downloaded for example the Cardo font;...
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How to set-up LuaTeX, Microtype, with Minion Pro, Myriad Pro

Since recently I am using LuaLaTeX with the most recent beta version of Microtype, along with the fonts Minion Pro and Myriad Pro. In the manual of Microtype it says: Currently, this package ...
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How to suppress a “Rare” ligature that pre-empts a “Common” ligature for the same character pair?

In several documents I'm creating with LuaLaTeX (using MacTeX2012 on a Mac that's running MacOS X 10.7.5), I primarily use the Adobe-issued font Garamond Premier Pro as the main text font. I use this ...
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Create bitmap within TeX file

I'd like to create a bitmap (black and white) from within LuaTeX (or pdfTeX) and rescale it afterwards. For example (a 4x4 bitmap) could be made by \makebitmap{0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0} I don'...
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How do you configure Texmaker to use LuaTeX?

I'm extending my use from pdfLaTeX to LuaLaTeX. However, LuaTeX does not seem to come pre-configured in the Texmaker editor. How does one configure Texmaker to use LuaTeX on a document-to-document ...
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How to display the font size in use in the final output

How can I display the font size in use at a particular point of the document. For example, in the following code, I produced a PDF file showing the fonts actually used for each shape and size, \...
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Why is LuaLaTeX so slow and is there anything I can do about it?

A while back I started bumping into issues with LuaLaTex and switched to compiling a project in XeLaTeX. Since then it seems most of my issues have been resolved upstream or are fixable one way on ...
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Suppress certain ligatures generally

Whether or not certain ligatures should be used (if available in a font) is a least in theory depending on the language used. For example traditional German texts would not have an "ffl" ligature but ...
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What is the right way to input prime with Unicode-math (LuaTeX backend)

I opened an issue about this in Unicode-math's github repository. However, I am not so sure it is actually a bug, or I just did something wrong. Here is a minimal example, \documentclass{article} \...
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Switching to lualatex: How to translate font setups?

I am a long-term pdflatex user. Once in a while I want to give lualatex a try (e.g., to try the recent TikZ graph layout engine). A couple of good answers here at tex.se describe what to do in that ...
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Installing Lua Modules for use in LuaLaTeX

I've done all of the searching that I can, and I think I've read the right answer, but am too dumb to know that I read it. I can't seem to figure out the magic tricks to get Lua modules, installed by ...
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lua(la)tex vs pdf(la)tex speed in texlive 2015

I know similar questions have been asked about lua*tex speed in years past. But now it's 2015, and according to wikipedia, lua*tex is the designated successor for pdf*tex. my hopes for lua*tex is ...
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textls breaks smallcaps with luatex

I'm switching a code to LuaTex from XeTeX. In XeTeX, I had a combination of tracking and small caps using LetterSpace and WordSpace parameters in fontspec calls, but these are not supported in with ...
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Reviewing hyphenations with LuaTeX

This question led to a new package: lua-check-hyphen I wrote a question (Accessing pointers in LuaTeX) hoping it would lead me to a way of reviewing the hyphenations with LuaTeX, and without ...
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Which fonts can be used with *unicode-math* package?

What can i put into \setmathfont{<...>.otf} for the unicode-math package to make it all work (with XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX)? There are several suggestions on the GitHub page of unicode-math, but ...
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\documentclass: undefined control sequence

There's probably a ton of questions about this already but I've been spending all day feeling overwhelmed with the TeX learning curve. I'm trying to learn LuaTeX (by the way, if you know of a good ...
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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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How to use unicode-math with beamer and lualatex?

According to a recent article in "Die TeXnische Komödie", this should be the way to get Latin Modern Math to work with lualatex and the latest TeXLive 2011: \documentclass[professionalfonts]{beamer} \...
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Is there a LuaTeX analogue to XeTeXinterchartoks?

Just as the title of the questions says, is there an LuaTeX analogue to XeTeXinterchartoks?
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fontspec (xelatex) finding fonts by name, installed or in TEXMFHOME

This is related to my other question: fontspec search path in TEXMFHOME I'm trying to write a package using a specific opentype font through fontspec. Using TeXLive 2013 on a Debian computer (a ...
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TikZ graphdrawing differences between LuaTeX versions

What I will describe below is not yet a problem but will appear when TeX Live 2019 is released and LuaTeX will be upgraded to 1.09. MikTeX users might already experience this issue. It also affects ...
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Can we stop recommending fontspec as first choice in case lualatex is used?

This question may belong on Meta, please move it in that case, I'm not sure. This answer made me think again why almost everybody is recommending loading fontspec in case lualatex is used. I see just ...
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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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How to generate compounded diacritical fonts for Sanskrit with XeTeX and LuaTeX?

I'm trying to use diacritical marks for Sanskrit with a font that does not natively support all the marks (Minion Pro). So they are compounded somehow by XeTeX. This works almost fine in using: \...
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Lualatex and bm package

I've updated my latex packages yesterday and have now issues with lualatex. One problem arising for me now is, that lualatex does not print bold characters using the bm package. When I compile the ...
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LuaTeX and em dashes

LuaLaTeX is not inserting em dashes unless there is space around the triple dash. It works fine when using a unicode em dash, or explicitly using the \textemdash macro. Here is a MWE: \documentclass{...
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How to pick a specific symbol from a specific font?

Using LuaLatex, I need two very specific symbols from two very specific fonts, namely from the ZapfDingbats and the WingDings font. I understand how I could use the fontspec package to set those ...
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Embedding Type 1C fonts using LuaLaTeX

As pointed out in the answer to PDF file size with LuaLaTeX vs XeLaTeX, the difference between using Type 1 and Type 1C fonts in two documents made a big difference in file size. File size is ...
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Some fonts not recognized by LuaLaTeX

I have made an Ubuntu 14.04 fresh installation on a computer installing the following: texmaker 4.1-1 texlive 2013 texlive-xetex 2013 texlive-luatex 2013 texlive-fonts-extra 2013 ttf-mscorefonts-...
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How to report a bug in LuaTeX?

I think I found a bug in LuaLaTeX. I use the current version from TeX Live 2012. lualatex --version This is LuaTeX, Version beta-0.70.2-2012052410 (TeX Live 2012) When I compile the following ...