Take the 2-minute tour ×
TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, and related typesetting systems. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I use a latex template with small caps for chapter titles. These are spaced a bit using \textls from microtype package. Unfortunately, microtype does not properly increase the tracking but rather add spaces between letters which makes the text unsearchable :(

Do you know of any clean way to set the font tracking? I sounds like it is what microtype is supposed to do…

from http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=letterspace

Possibly the ‘ultimate’ in this field is the microtype, which uses the micro-typography capabilities of current PDFTeX to provide a \textls command, which operates according to parameters declared in a \SetTracking command. Microtype’s ‘tracking’ facility expands the natural spacing font itself, rather than inserting space between characters. Ordinarily, letter-spacing will destroy ligatures; however, this is wrong if the font is of a fraktur style, and the package provides a means of protecting the ligatures in a letter-spaced text.

But it definitely does not with my latex install

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-1.40.10 (TeX Live 2009)

Package: microtype 2009/03/27 v2.3d Micro-typography with pdfTeX (RS)

You may wonder why I am not using Tex Live 2010… I am not so keen reinstalling all the minionpro package… but if it really helps I'll do it.

Thank you in advance for your help.

share|improve this question
    
Welcome to tex.sx. You don't need to add your name to questions, since it appears bottom right anyway! –  Seamus Jan 28 '11 at 11:11

1 Answer 1

Actually, after searching trying to oopen the pdf in adobe illustrator, I realized that microtype does a good job: the problem came from my pdf reader Skim.

Hope this entry may help a few other puzzled skim users ;)

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.