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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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Highlight every occurrence of a list of words?

In order to revise a draft, and identify related sections, I would like to identify similar words (by color of text, highlight, underline, or otherwise) according to topic. For example, I would like ...
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Which is the best editor for LuaTeX?

Many (La)TeX editors support the LuaTeX engine. However, which one offers the best support for writing LuaTeX? Which editor or plugin supports features such as syntax highlighting and auto-completion ...
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Check all hyphenations within a document

I have a book project written in LaTeX, and I have found that quite a number of the hyphenations that TeX produced are wrong. It would be quite painful to scan the document for all hyphenation points, ...
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Porting the luatex/ConTeXt module “translate” to lualatex

In this question, which I posted a few weeks ago to TeX Stack Exchange, I asked how one should go about disabling specific ligatures (such as ff, fi, fl, and ffl) automatically for a list of pre-...
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Considerations when migrating from XeTeX to LuaTeX?

What are the things to know when moving from XeTeX to LuaTeX, particularly when it comes to TTF/OTF support and OpenType features?
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How do I get a list of all font features supported by current font

With LuaTeX, how do I get a list of OTF features supported by the current font in use printed? For example, with otfinfo, I can get a list of OTF features by otfinfo -f font_file_name. Can I do ...
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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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Placing live Stack Exchange reputation in a document

I want to be able to place my current reputation into a document, such that, when I rebuild the document, the displayed reputation is updated. For example, I might write My current reputation on {\...
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Why should I be interested in Lua?

I have been using LuaLaTex since I got acquainted with TeX, because it can easily work with system fonts, which I really need. Font packages in TeX are not friends of the Russian language, though ...
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Specify different fonts for bold and italic with fontspec

The main font I use for my LuaLaTeX document lacks bold and italic variants. I'd like to specify a different font for those variants using the fontspec package. Initially what I had in my preamble ...
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Bad interaction between fontspec and some lua code that performs string-related search and replace operations

Update 2013/05/28: The selnolig package is now on the CTAN. Comments and critiques always welcome! If you wish to contact me about any aspects of the package, please use the email address that's given ...
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Repetition of a word on two lines

This question led to a new feature in a package: impnattypo There have been questions about rivers asked in the past. I'm wondering about words that are repeated in the same place on two ...
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Differences regarding kerning and ligaturing when using the MacTex2013 and MacTeX2014 versions of LuaLaTeX with .ttc fonts

This posting is a follow-up to the postings Can't generate ligatures with LuaLaTeX under MacTeX2014 and MacTeX2015 when using certain fonts and LuaLaTeX, fontspec, .ttc fonts and kerning (Optima on ...
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How can I access a specific glyph in LuaLaTeX/Fontspec?

The OTF version of Minion Pro contains several Dingbats glyphs I would like to access. Some of them are not unicode, so I can not just copy the specific unicode character I want to access into my text ...
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Will LaTeX work on any TeX?

As I understand it, latex is simply a macro package for tex, as in tex the program, not the format. (Again, weird, but I understand LaTeX to be a format of TeX.) Does this imply that LaTeX the ...
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Is it ImageMagick's fault or pdflatex's that some JPEGs aren't working?

pdflatex (as well as lualatex and xelatex) cannot process (some) JPEG images which were created by my ImageMagick. I'm on OSX Mavericks, using ImageMagick v6.9.0-0 Q16 x86_64 provided via MacPorts. ...
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Inconsistent letterspacing (interword space) in pdflatex vs lualatex

In my documents I prefer text in small- and all-caps to be letter spaced. To that end I am using the letterspacing capabilities of the microtype package. Until now (with version 2.5 of microtype) I ...
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Aligning a text in 3d diagram

This question led to a new library in TikZ: perspective (PGF manual, chapter 63) I have a 3d object created with inkscape as shown below: Now I am trying to place a text in the same orientation as ...
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How do I get a list of all available fonts for luaotfload?

luaotfload uses an internal database that gets updated with mkluatexfontdb. So it knows about a lot of fonts installed on my computer. How can I query this database? Something like luatexfontdb --...
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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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Why do I need Lua or LaTeX3 in a plain old technical document?

I wrote and maintain a couple hundred page computer related technical spec in XeLaTeX. I use tables, figures, bitfields, algorithms and other typical trappings. I'm intrigued by LuaTeX and LaTeX3, ...
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How to enable ligatures for emdash/endash in LuaTeX ?

I cannot switch on ligatures for emdash (---) and endash (--) in LuaLaTeX. Here is my test file: % !Mode:: "TeX:UTF-8" \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \defaultfontfeatures{Ligatures=...
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fontspec, lua, microtype: Renderer=Basic no longer working for specific font styles

You may have noticed that, as of now,* letterspacing small capitals is not as easy as it was in pdfTeX, where we could simply combine \textsc with microtype's \textls. Consider this example, which ...
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How to access the last line of a paragraph with LuaTeX

Consider the following code, using traditional TeX programming that through a series of boxing and unboxing, grabs the last line of a paragraph and centers it. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{...
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In LuaLaTeX, how do I pass the content of an environment to Lua verbatim?

In LuaLaTeX, how would I go about capturing the content of an environment for (verbatim) processing by Lua? For example, consider something like \begin{foobar} Hello {World} \end{foobar} I'd like ...
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Compile all tex files within a folder at once

Is there a way to compile all tex files within a specific folder, from LINUX terminal, at once? I would like to do this using pdflatex or lualatex in a way to create a pdf file for each distinc ...
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Create a mapping for transliteration from cyrillic to latin in LuaLaTeX

I created a .map file for Cyrillic to Latin transliteration as in using xetex for automatic transliteration of Cyrillic letters I placed the cyrillic-to-latin.tec file in the folder. \documentclass{...
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Editing LuaLaTeX files in emacs

(A follow-up question to Which is the best editor for LuaTeX?) Emacs offers the LaTeX-mode in AUCTeX for editing LaTeX files, while it has the Lua-mode for editing Lua-files. Consider the following ...
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How to use luatex's node.hpack so that marks, inserts and vadjusts migrate out?

TeX's hpack routine packages an hlist into a box. While doing that it looks at a global pointer adjust_tail and if that is not "null" it migrates some nodes to a separate list starting at adjust_head....
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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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LuaJIT and LuaTeX

Is it possible to change the Lua engine in LuaTeX to LuaJIT? Will it be as simple as replacing the Lua5.1 source code in the LuaTeX tarball with the LuaJIT source, or does it require (drastic) ...
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How to letter space (German) abbreviations automatically

In German abbreviations like "z. B." should be written with a space in between. In good old typewriter days the usual way to write them was without space. And even today I often type them without a ...
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How to suppress the operation of a luatex-defined macro on a string if the string is part of macro or a label

I'm working towards creating a lualatex-based package that lets users automatically suppress the use of ligatures (for now, ff, fi, fl, ffi, ffl, and ft) for selected words. (For background see this ...
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Lualatex (luaotfload) broke after upgrading to Mavericks

Ever since I upgraded to OS X Mavericks—post hoc ergo propter hoc—I can no longer compile my dissertation using LuaLaTeX. When running lualatex I first got the following error: luaotfload | db: ...
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LuaLaTeX for dummies: basic directlua use

I'm trying to understand the basics of lua programming within LaTeX. I have this simple function in a file called luatest.lua: function fact (n) if n == 0 then return 1 else return n * ...
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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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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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Longest Collatz sequence calculated with LaTeX

Recently, I started to experimenting with expl3 programming language. I found it very powerful for solving problems not only related with typesetting, but also with problems the other programming ...
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How to read a file with luatex

I tried to read a file with lua and set the content as normal text in my document, but I didn't worked it out. Here my code: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{luatextra} \usepackage{filecontents} ...
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Lualatex: Font table with examples

I wanted to create a table of the fonts on my machine with short examples of each. So I got the function below and tried to modify to print the font in its typeface. (LuaLatex) \documentclass[10pt,...
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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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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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PDF file size with LuaLaTeX vs XeLaTeX

I have a set of one-page documents written in LaTex. The same file compiled in LuaLaTeX is about 23 times larger than when it is complied using XeLaTex (about 641 KB vs 28 kb). I tried with a couple ...
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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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pgfplot: plotting a large dataset

I try to plot a dataset which is large using pgfplots. Since I'm aware of problems with large files, I used the external mode. I additionally increased main_memory from 3000000 to 6000000. It crashes ...
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ConTeXt: Using system-installed TrueType/OpenType fonts

I'm trying to use Cambria for text and Calibri for headings in a ConTeXt document, but I don't understand what is happening at all, nothing seems to have any effect and in the end it falls back to ...
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Analog of \pdfelapsedtime for LuaTeX and XeTeX

In pdfTeX, the \pdfelapsedtime primitive gives access to the time since this pdfTeX run was started, in "scaled seconds" (1/65536 seconds). This is useful to benchmark code: repeat it many times, and ...
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LuaLaTeX protrusion problem with Negative value

Please see the following screen shots. As you can see there are two "overfull" hbox there. However, LaTeX does not produced any overfull box warning at all. I tried to produce a minimal working ...
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How does one retrieve \rpcode values in LuaTeX?

The \rpcode values from pdfTeX are properties of font characters, e.g., \rpcode\font 50 = 200 sets the right protrusion value for character 50 in the current font to 200. Reading chapter 7 of the ...
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Bembo, Bembo Book or Garamond Premier Pro? And how to exploit all their features with LuaLaTex?

I am allowed to use one of these fonts (or the three of them if I want) to edit a document. Here is the list of the Bembo fonts I have : Bembo-Bold.otf Bembo-ExtraBoldOsF.otf Bembo-...