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Boxes and Glue: A Brief, but Visual, Introduction Using LuaTeX
By Graham Douglas

This post is a brief introduction to some key concepts/models involved in typesetting with TeX: boxes and glue—“setting the scene” for future articles that will go into much more detail.

A zoomed image section of a typeset paragraph
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Using LuaTeX to run tools and utilities installed on Overleaf’s servers
By Graham Douglas

In this short post we show how to use LuaTeX to run software tools and utilities installed on Overleaf’s servers, including how to capture, and then typeset, text that would normally be displayed in a terminal window. You might want to capture text such as success or failure reports from the program you are running, or the result of issuing command-line options such as --help to see the program’s options, or -v to determine which version of the program is installed.

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What's in a Name: A Guide to the Many Flavours of TeX
By Graham Douglas

Perhaps you’ve heard of, or read about, something called “TeX”, “LaTeX” or “pdfLaTeX”—or any one of the multitude of similar-sounding terms—but you aren’t quite sure what they actually mean? If so, then this article is for you: a non-technical background to explain the many variations of TeX-based software: LaTeX, pdfTeX, pdfLaTeX, XeTeX, XeLaTeX, LuaTeX, and LuaLaTeX—what they mean and why they exist.

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