Welcome to the LuaTeX wiki
- Documentation and help points to other online resources (manuals, mailing list, etc.) related to LuaTeX.
- Writing Lua in TeX explains how to write Lua code in a TeX document (and back).
- Attributes introduces LuaTeX's thrilling new concept.
- Pages on callbacks:
- Callbacks introduces callbacks and how to use them.
- There is a page on the post_linebreak_filter callback, explaining and illustrating it with a couple of examples. The Show the hyphenation points article is another example of use.
- The page on the process_input_buffer callback illustrates how to read documents with non-UTF-8 encoding, and how to write TeX with lightweight markup instead of the usual commands.
- Another callback is show_error_hook, which lets you enliven your error messages!
- You can fake XeTeX's interchar tokens with the token_filter.
- TeX without TeX is about using TeX's functionality (typesetting, pdf writing) only using Lua code (no \TeX macros).
From the old bluwiki.com
(Mostly by and thanks to Yannis Haralambous)
- An example of code traversing TeX nodes before an horizontal list goes through the line breaking engine;
- An example of code traversing tokens just before execution or expansion;
- you want to explore the table obtained from a TrueType font, loaded by font.read_ttf;
- you want to explore the internal font table of a pre-loaded font or of a font you have loaded by \font and then used for at least one glyph;
- how to use a TrueType font without going through a TFM or a OFM file;
- how to do kinsoku (Japanese and more generally CJK typesetting);
- you want a newline in your log file or on the terminal? add \string\n to your string;
- you want to sort a token list;
- you want to split a comma-separated list;
- you want to encrypt your document using ROT13;
- you want to typeset non-TeX files by converting them using Lua code;
- example code to mirror characters with Bidi_Mirrored property;
- using mplib to write metapost with LuaTeX