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How to make the transition from LaTeX2e to expl3 syntax?

I was peeking at the LaTeX3 Github repository and specifically l3auxdata.dtx. There was a surprise for me, as I have been practicing and studying the expl3 syntax and modules for the last couple of ...
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How can I use wxLua in LuaLaTeX on Windows?

I have some problems using wxLua in LuaLateX. This works: lua simpleui.lua (print instead of tex.print) But if I try this: lualatex wx.tex it doesn't work. \documentclass{article} \directlua{...
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Why is 1.5 the default pdf version?

At least TexLive creates PDFs by default in version 1.5. Why this particular version? This question has been asked before in a comment and didn't receive the attention it deserves. (duh!) This site ...
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Using XMLTeX to typeset OpenDocument Text

I know that XMLTeX has already been used to typeset TEI documents, but has anyone publicly worked on a set of environment files and stylesheets to typeset OpenDocument Text? I have been looking for ...
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Feasible TeX projects to get started with (expl3?)

I'm a pretty decent LaTeX user in the sense that I write LaTeX documents all the time and I can do pretty much everything that I need to do (with some occasional help from you lovely people). But I ...
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Advanced Math and braille

How does one go about typesetting math books in braille with all parenthesized subscripts and superscripts and are there braille signs for the amsmath package special symbols?
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Is there a way to optimize citation order to reduce the number of superscript numbers in text?

I want to know if there is a way to optimize the order my citations are in, such that they output the minimum number of numbers in the text. So, if I have citations \cite{A,B,C} and later \cite{A,C,...
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What explains this discrepancy between LuaTeX and other engines?

I answered a question about hyphenating already-hyphenated words (like “already-hyphenated”, or “often-hungry”), and this came up. Consider the following input file (uncomment the first three lines if ...
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How to customize `l3doc`?

As I'm currently writing a package and started to use dtx format I wondered if there are alternative classes just using doc, so I started to use l3doc (since I use expl3 syntax). I'm pretty satisfied ...
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Adding full non-English Unicode language (Bengali) support to polyglossia

As we can see in this question, Bengali (Bangla) support in polyglossia is incomplete. The major weak areas are, Support for numerals. Support for other language related areas like dates. For the ...
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Is it possible to convert a citation style language (csl) style file to a bibtext (bst) style file?

I am in a bind, trying to wrap up my thesis in two weeks time. My university requires me to use their citation style, which they only provide for endnote or zotero. Since all my citations are in ...
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proper alignment of pdfpages import in memoir typeblock

Finding the solution to Setting up pdfpages with memoir? turned out not to be as simple as adding the right layout parameter as an offset. The first finding was that if a twoside documentclass is ...
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Decide between Polyglossia and Babel for XeLaTeX in 2019

Which are the key questions one has to ask to decide between Polyglossia and Babel for a XeLaTeX project in 2019? There has been a similar, more general question in 2012, but the packages have ...
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Script for using metatype to convert metafont to TTF?

In the metatype FAQ, there's a section called "I have Metafont sources of some font. How could I convert it to TrueType using Metatype?" In that, he lays out a dozen steps that really should be ...
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Datepicker for LaTeX fillable form

I am replicating a fillable/savable form from LiveCycle with LaTeX using \CheckBox and \TextField items. I would also like to replicate the pop-up calendar / datepicker feature. I am aware of the ...

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