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Installing MinionPro with FontPro on TexLive windows

I'm trying to install the MinionPro font on my texlive 2022 via the fontpro scripts. I have the otf files for minionpro, and texlive 2022 system on windows. The instructions given in the link are for ...
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Compilation time >15s for a one-line document on VSCode and TexLive

I always used overleaf but I now need to work offline, so I installed the VSCode extension Latex Workhop and TexLive on my Windows 11 machine. Everything works nice except for the compiling time: ...
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TeXstudio arara magic comment is not recognized

Why does the following document % !TeX program = txs:///arara % arara: lualatex: {synctex: on, interaction: nonstopmode, shell: yes} \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Hello \end{document} ...
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vscode to rename pdf files after compilation according to patterns

In Linux, I created a Makefile to rename my output pdf files according to the patterns required by my projects. Those patterns are filled from variables fetched from the tex source files themselves. ...
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How to use alternative make for parallelizing dvisvgm in make4ht on windows

On linux, make4ht is able to parallelize the build of SVGs in dvisvgm. It looks like dvisvgm_hashes.lua expects to run exactly "make -j". I'm stuck with jom (https://wiki.qt.io/Jom) for ...
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minted package doesn't work in XeLaTeX but works well in PdfLaTeX [closed]

I'm trying to use the minted package in my new computer. My tex code is as follows, and I'm using MikTeX + TexMaker in Windows 10: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[cache=false]{minted} \begin{...
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MikTex "SSL connect error" on a Windows 7 + MikTex 2.9.7364 computer

I temporarily need to add some packages to an old computer with Win7 + MikTex 2.9.7364. I have already tried all the steps from MIKTex 2.9.6161 ssl error when trying to update, and added both ...
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LaTeX Workshop - latexindent.pl not finding indentconfig.yaml on Windows (VS Code)

I'm using LaTeX Workshop on Visual Studio Code on Windows and encountering an issue with the latexindent.pl script. I'm getting the following message: latexindent.pl didn't find indentconfig.yaml or ....
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LaTeX can't find fontsetup non-free .sty files - MiKTeX

I was trying to recompile a document I have already used in the past, and I found that my miktex installation can't find fontsetup non-free files (.sty). I am using MiKTeX on Windows 10. This is my ...
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Error message about Windows 10 even though I'm on Windows 10

I'm trying to use pdfinfo, but when I run it, I get the following error message: MiKTeX requires Windows 10 (or greater): https://miktex.org/announcement/legacy-windows-deprecation This is odd since ...
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pdflatex(file simsun.ttc) in wsl2 cannot open TrueType font file for reading

Environment OS: Arch Linux x86_64 Host: Windows Subsystem for Linux - Arch (2.0.9.0) TEX: TinyTex Purpose I want to use Windows Fonts and ctex for Chinese writing. So I touch $HOME/.config/...
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TeX Live 2023 Windows 10 - custom truetype font (Chevara) for use with pdfLaTeX

I have only recently installed Tex Live and the attempts to install a TrueType font are based on Using TrueType fonts with TeX (LaTeX) and pdfTeX (pdfLaTeX) and Installing TeX fonts What I have done: ...
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Error Using `latex-workshop.bibalign` Command in VSCode LaTeX Workshop

I am encountering an issue with the LaTeX Workshop extension for Visual Studio Code. I'm attempting to format my .bib files using the latex-workshop.bibalign command, as per the guidelines provided in ...
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ConTeXt unknown script 'mtx-context.lua' or 'mtx-mtx-context.lua'

Updates & Inclusion of info asked in comments: (in reverse chronological order) 4. (self) Run logs after cp texlivecnf.lua texmfcnf.lua On looking at selfautoparent:/texmf-context/web2c/ (as the ...
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Rubber: Cannot Find Bibliography Files When Building LaTeX Documents in a Separate Build Folder

I recently installed Rubber, a building system for LaTeX documents, using the command: pip install latex-rubber After installation, the Rubber Python scripts were placed in: C:\Users\<userName>\...
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Error with `initexmf --mklinks --force` in MiKTeX: "Security Risk" and Failure to Execute

I've encountered an issue with MiKTeX on my system, and I'm seeking some guidance to resolve it. I am running the command: initexmf --mklinks --force in an elevated cmd command prompt (as ...
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TexMaker crash Windows

I'm having the following problem (on texmaker windows); I have a Beamer document and it does no harm when opened. I also have a different document and this one also does not give any problem when ...
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Compiling problem when using minted

I want to highlight Python code in a Latex document and I tried to reproduce this example, but I get several errors, I cannot even put all of them here as they are a lot... An example is: graphics\...
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Including SVG in TexStudio (texlive) [duplicate]

I got some problems moving from Overleaf to local compilers. Earlier, in Overleaf, I could just use \usepackage{svg} ... \hspace*{0.2\textwidth} \includesvg[width=0.5\textwidth]{optic} But now, in ...
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Teach Me Step-by-Step on How I can Collaborate and Achieve Reproducibility Using Git and TeXstudio for Latex Documents [closed]

I am using TeXstudio with LaTex on Windows I also know about Git. In fact, I use Git to collaborate on RStudio but on TeXstudio I cannot. While typing on TeXstudio on my own without collaboration, I ...
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How do I fix an error with l3backend-pdftex.def in Texmaker

Here is what I believe relevant to my problem (taken from the log file of Texmaker): ....................................................... This is pdfTeX, Version 3.141592653-2.6-1.40.25 (MiKTeX 23....
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Unable to use latest release of miktex.exe on windows 10

ERROR DETAILS Program: miktex.exe Error: The executed process did not succeed. Details: fileName: C:\Users\vs\AppData\Local\Programs\MiKTeX\miktex\bin\x64\miktex.exe exitCode: 1
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how to set alternative pk fonts destination on texlive

By default, TeXLive places metafont generated bitmap fonts in $TEXMFHOME: how do I change that to, say, $TEXMFVAR, without changing the whole $TEXMFHOME settings? Besides, I believe this change won't ...
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Persistent Installation Failure of TeX Live on Windows 11

so I'm having a recurring issue while trying to install TeX Live on my Windows 11 system and am hoping to find some assistance here. A similar issue was had by 'TeX Live Installation Failure on ...
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Windows tester for a library?

I don't know if this is the place to ask that, but I don't know where else… So I just finished the first version of my robust-externalize library (after doing an important rewrite, thanks a lot ...
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I can't get minted package to work under MikTeX in Windows

I'm trying to compile a document which needs the package minted, but it throws the same error over and over: ! Package minted Error: You must have `pygmentize' installed to use this package I can't ...
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TeXstudio synctex not working in Windows

I just set up TeXstudio on Windows. Before, I was using it installed on WSL. I am watching the same document (same build) in both installations, on the WSL TeXstudio synctex is working, on Windows not ...
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'"lilypond"' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file

I am interested in using lyLuaTeX. I am used to Overleaf, but Overleaf seems incompatible with lyLuaTeX, so I have downloaded TeX Live and Texmaker. Page 5 of the lyLuaTeX documentation (https://ctan....
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ctexbook: fontset could not be found [closed]

Class ctexbook: CTeX fontset `' could not be found. (ctexbook) Fontset `windows' will be used instead.
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How to use albatross with miktex on Windows?

I am trying to get albatross to work with miktex on a Windows machine. Trying albatross --version at the command line tells me albatross is not a recognized command. In my miktex installation, I see ...
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Cite and create bibliography in texstudio with IEEE Transaction template (Windows, Mendeley) [duplicate]

After I reviewed similar StackExchange questions, I've decided to ask; I want to write an article using the IEEE transaction LaTeX template. I use Mendeley as a reference manager and TeXstudio as ...
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List of Acronyms not showing up (using glossaries package)

I am using following code to print list of acronyms. It shows the correct acronyms in the text but no list is produced (when I use it on my desktop computer). Refer to first image below. However same ...
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Where does bibtex look for .bib files?

I'm trying to get bibtex to work using TeXworks, and I'm getting an error message saying that it can't find the .bib file. I've got the .bib file in the same folder where the .tex file is. Why can't ...
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How to add ConTeXt to an existing Windows TeX Live installation?

I have TeX Live installed on Windows already and have been using LaTeX. I want to try out ConTeXt. But TLShell doesn't seem to have any way to install ConTeXt and trying to run the TeX Live install ...
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Windows - Move TeX Live to another directory

I'm going to move TeX Live to another directory to save space. I don't want to reinstall it. I've read two questions here, Moving /texlive directory to save space (Linux) and How to move TeX Live to ...
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\ShellEscape fails in certain cases with lualatex

This question stems from my question here about minted and lualatex, with similar issues reported by another user here. I think I've isolated the issue to the following. minted relies on \ShellEscape ...
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Is there any faster way to install TeXlive on Windows

I recently tried to introduce some fellow students to Latex. I myself used it on linux (ubuntu), and texlive installation trough apt takes about ~2 minutes. As it turns out installation of TeXlive ...
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TeXstudio does not find shell command with LuaLaTeX

I am relying on shell commands to include git information in my documents. This was working fine, but stopped recently. I am yet unable to figure out why. Check the following MWE. Of course this would ...
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Failed to run simple file Miktex with Window10

i had installed Miktex and updated it, tried this example: \documentclass[]{article} \begin{document} hallow \end{document} i have this error: This is XeTeX, Version 3.141592653-2.6-0.999994 (MiKTeX ...
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Tex Live installation fails on Windows 10 if username contains non-ascii character

I tried installing Tex Live on a typical Windows 10 system. 64-bit Intel with more than 100GB to spare. Less than a minute into the installation, the installer ended. Surprised that it ended so early ...
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Why are ConTeXt entries greyed out in Texworks bundled with a full MikTeX installation?

I installed MikTeX on Windows 10. I made sure every single package is installed and updated them to the latest version. When I open TeXworks bundled with MikTeX, I have a handful of options to compile ...
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Hyphenation with Gentium Plus won't work on Windows

LaTeX won't hyphenate a word even though instructions were provided in polyglossia's \pghyphenation. Any ideas? I'm using MiKTeX LuaLaTeX. UPDATE: It works as expected if I set the font to GentiumPlus-...
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Tex live 64 bit and Windows

According to https://tug.org/texlive/windows.html , Tex live on Windows has yet to support 64 bit. It is expected migrate to 64 bit next year. Then, Are all packages on Unix and Mac already 64 bit? ...
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I can't get Asymptote to work under Windows 10

I have been using MetaPost for more than twenty years. Recently I came across Asymptote which seems to be a glorious rationalisation and generalisation of the wonderful tool that is MetaPost. I really ...
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Dozens of errors when updating TeX Live from command line: are they concerning?

I ran this line of code on the command line to update tlmgr itself and all packages. tlmgr update --self --all While the packages successfully updated, there was a significant amount of warning and ...
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"log file not found" in Texmaker with Windows 10 and MikTex

I have two PCs both running on Windows 10 that I installed on each machine several years ago. One PC is old and very slow, the newer one is much more powerful. I also downloaded and installed MikTeX ...
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How to pass code to asymptote from the command line?

I would like to pass some code into Asymptote from the Windows command line. I see in the Asymptote manual the command line option: -u, -user string General purpose user string I assumed this ...
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Problem Installing minted on Windows 11

I tried to install the minted package in LaTeX. I followed the instructions on https://alipourmousavi.com/blog/index.php/2018/02/08/using-minted-package-in-latex-to-format-codes/, except the part ...
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Texlive, Miktex, tex in Cygwin - are these redundant on Windows?

I have at least two Tex distributions installed on my Windows computer, and occasionally I use tex via Cygwin. I believe some of that is redundant: Via Cygwin: $where pdflatex C:\cygwin64\bin\pdflatex ...
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Recovering texlive distribution from local files

I had texlive distribution full scheme installed on my windows 11 machine. Yesterday i had to downgrade to Windows 10 inorder to run Aspenplus software. But while doing so, I had to reset my PC. So ...
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