# [luatex] Newbie question: how to stop TeX trying to interpret Lua?

luigi scarso luigi.scarso at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 09:26:46 CEST 2011

```On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 9:03 AM, Dirk Laurie <dpl at sun.ac.za> wrote:
> I've managed quite well for several months by writing and debugging
> my Lua code separately and using only "dofile" inside \directlua.
> Now I'm trying to do it all inside LuaTeX.
>
> It comes as a shock that
>
> \directlua{ tex.print("\\TeX") }
>
> does not work.  TeX grabs the double-quote and tries to make some
> accented character.  I've read to about page 25 of the LuaTeX manual
> with dofile, may be in there but I'm not going to find it soon.
>