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microtype and the French way of typing text

In French, we put spaces before characters : ! ; ? when we type the text. For instance, we will type Que fait-on ? On met un espace avant les deux points : comme cela. If I do so and use microtype, ...
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Ensure minimal length of last line

This question led to a new feature in a package: impnattypo One rule in French typography is that the last line of a paragraph should not be shorter than the double of the indentation of the ...
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French typography recommendations

This question led to a new package: impnattypo The French government publications office (Imprimerie Nationale) publishes a list of recommendations for French typography. I'm wondering how to ...
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babel, frenchb and em dash

If I'm not wrong, in French the em-dashes, typeset with --- in LaTeX, are usually treated like the guillemets as far as non-breaking spaces go. An "opening" em-dash must be followed by a non-breaking ...