Letterspacing, or tracking, is the uniform adjustment of the space between letters of a font. Not to be confused with kerning.

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Letter spacing with unicode-math

As this example shows \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage[math-style=upright]{unicode-math} \setmainfont[LetterSpace=20]{Junicode} ...
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Automatically adding spaces (tracking) between letters in math mode?

A tool that I have no control over produces the following output: \[\mForall{v1 v2 v3 : \mNat{} \mPlus{} \mQuot{}}{a \mLt{} b \mAnd{} b \mLt{} c \mImpl{} a \mLt{} c}\] All that I can do is redefine ...
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How to make two signs closer?

I use frequently combination of these two sings · (used for word division) | (used to show where endings join the word) For example it frequently appears this combination ··| (·· main division + | ...
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Dealing with slightly overfull \hbox's

Generally, how do you deal with lines that are slightly overhung, when microtypography is already enabled, and there's no way of hyphenating the hanging word and no desire to put it on the next line, ...
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How to write this in LaTex [duplicate]

I'm new in LateX and even a simple thing, like the letter in attachment, drove me crazy.. I haven't been able to put the image in the top of the first page, put the subject and the title in the same ...
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Write a letter in LaTex

I'm new to LaTeX and I'm trying to write the letter in attachment. Even if it is so simple, it's driving me crazy. I'm not able to put the logo only in the first page and not in the others, trying not ...
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Decrease symbol's box without changing its graphical view

I need to make symbols borders tighter and closer to each other. But I don't want to make symbol smaller or taller with \scalebox{}[]. For example: It must be looking like A, but the next symbol ...
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Correct way to write words with - in formula

I am wondering if there is a generally preferred way to write words with - in formula. For example: $k-distance$ or $k \textit{-} distance$ of maybe something better?
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Make carriage return a blank symbol

I would like that the two following code become equivalent: Code 1 (Prints "a b") \documentclass{report} \begin{document} a b \end{document} Code 2 (Prints "ab") \documentclass{report} ...
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How can I loosen the letter spacing in my bold-faced headers?

When headers are set to bold face, they appear too tight please see MWE. % %---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- % ...
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Set tracking for small caps selected by \scshape

If a font family doesn't have a bold font, it makes sense to me to use small caps instead. But when I redefine \bfseries to mean \scshape, there's no tracking in those small caps. How can I set that? ...
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Set tracking for small caps fonts with microtype

This is the exact same question as Microtype's tracking feature works with some fonts, not others. Only this time I'm trying to accomplish the same with a different font. Bob Tennent has kindly ...
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Can I uniformly stretch a sentence that nearly fills a line - to fill the line?

Is there a "sentence stretch" that acts horizontally in a similar way as \setstretch acts vertically?
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How to define letter-spacing of a custom environment?

Say I have: %defines a vertical bridge hand with seat name \newcommand{\hand}[5]{ \begin{minipage}[t]{1.0cm} \begin{tabbing} \textsc{#1} \= \\ \s\Hair\=#2 \\ \h \> #3 \\ \d \> #4 \\ \c \> #5 ...
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`:` is set to `\colon`, but the spacing is still wrong - part 2

This question explains how to make : behave as \colon. It has two solutions. The present question concerns the second, less upvoted solution, egreg solution, as in this question of mine, it turned out ...
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How to fill horizontal space properly in underfull multilined url (in footnote)?

Footnote code: \footnote{\url{http://blog.draw.io/creating-custom-stylizable-shapes-with-specific-connection-points} (besucht am 16.06.2015)}. The footnote produces a multiline output (2 lines) due ...
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How to use inter letter space for justified alignment?

I have a long sanskrit compound taking up almost a line, but leaving a small space at the right margin empty, too small for the first syllable of the next word, thus breaking the justified alignment. ...
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Newcommand with spaces after each letter [duplicate]

How can I make a command \headline{COURSE PROJECT} that would result in \textbf{C\,O\,U\,R\,S\,E\;P\,R\,O\,J\,E\,C\,T}
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Microtype's tracking feature works with some fonts, not others

In the code below, tracking works with the libertine font, but not with the Alegreya font. Why is this, and how can I fix it? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[tracking = true, letterspace = ...
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Adjust custom made upright greek letters when used in subscripts

I really like how Steven is generating upright greek letters in his answer: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \newsavebox{\foobox} \newcommand{\slantbox}[2][0]{\mbox{% \sbox{\foobox}{#2}% ...
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Letterspace all caps in document

How does one letterspace all uppercase letters in a document? I can achieve this for small caps with fontspec: \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[SmallCapsFeatures = {LetterSpace = 7.5}]{Warnock ...
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Add one space before each English word after Chinese characters [closed]

I often mix English words in my Chinese texts. When doing that, I want to add a space before the English words. For example: XXXX wwwww wwwww wwwww XXXX * where X's are Chinese characters and ...
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Make listing look normal (ttfamily and character spacing) [duplicate]

listings seems to like protrude characters. Every time I see that I have this strange urge of killing a kitten. How can I get rid of it? \documentclass{article} \parindent0pt ...
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Artificially improving default TeX algo results for balancing interword spacing

I'm trying to build rectangular paragraphs. That is, paragraphs which are both left as well as right aligned. For large paragraphs I can tell TeX I'd like a rectangular end result. Consider the below ...
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Cover letter with Sender and Recipient on the left-hand-side

I would like to use the documentclass letter but only moving the sender -field to the left-hand-side. Minimal example from here: \documentclass{letter} \usepackage{hyperref} \signature{Joe Bloggs} ...
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sig-alternate.cls generates too much space at page bottom

I am using the ACM tex template sig-alternate.cls downloaded from this page, Option 2: LaTeX2e - Tighter Alternate style. This page provides the minimum working environment, including files in the ...
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Sentences alignment error with the lettrine package

I want to align the two starting words in two sentences with each other ('ROM' in the first line with 'may' in the second line) How could I do that? Here is the working code: \usepackage{lettrine} ...
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Letterspacing via microtype vs fontspec (in LuaLaTeX)

I've just realised that I can get somewhat similar letterspacing effects using either the microtype or fontspec packages; for example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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XeLaTeX: Letterspacing with swashes

I'm trying to use XeLaTeX to typeset a word in EB Garamond, and I want only two of the letters in the word to have swashes. However, the swashed characters screw up the letterspacing: ...
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Letterspaced small caps (ssc) for Minion Pro OpenType with XeLaTeX

I've installed both the Type 1 and the OpenType versions of the Minion Pro font on my TeX Live 2014 (the former through the FontPro scripts), and the TeX programs are able to properly use them. The ...
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Zero space between characters, decibel sign

My MWE, \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{scrbook} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \begin{document} dB \end{document} output, But I want zero (maybe negative) space between d and B. That is I didn't find ...
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Separation between paragraphs on formal Letters

I want to create a formal letter in which I have to add a separator between paragraphs, just as the ones in the picture Is there a way to create a this but not by typing each asterisk below the ...
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ragged2e breaks soul package \textbf{} spacing

If you compile the XeLaTeX below you will see the output is not-as-expected for the bold part of the text i.e. it is: underline underline boldboldbold In other words the spacing of the bold elements ...
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change spacedallcaps and spacedlowsmallcaps to something like spacedsmallcaps (classicthesis)

Instead of \spacedallcaps and \spacedlowsmallcaps would like to have big and small capitals (like \scshape) but keep the definitions for space between the letters, size, colour, ... With ...
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Microtype gives wrong letterspacing in math mode

Using the \lsstyle command gives wrong math latterspacing afterwards. I came upon this problem when using the classicthesis and putting math in a section (microtype is used there too). After the ...
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Change document-wide interletter, interword and interline spacing

According to the 2012 paper Extra-large letter spacing improves reading in dyslexia, some spacing adjustments could make reading easier for dyslexic people, namely Add 2.5pt to interletter space 3 ...
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What's up with the spacing between letters inside $…$?

When I write $VSS$ in my LaTeX studio, it behaves it as if there is a space between V and S (i.e. V SS). Is there a way to fix this? I tried \scalebox{.85}[1.0]{$VSS$}, but it did not work well. ...
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How to force text condensation

I have a title, that's written in font family with no condensed face. But I still want to bring letters closer to each other due to typographical reason. I find couple of ways to change ...
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How to improve this text highlighting?

I want to highlight some letters which represent an amino acid sequence of a protein using different colors. The below code works fine, but the highlighted box is not fitting exactly the letters, as ...
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Stretching text within a certain size box

I would like to stretch some text within a certain size box, say two inches (I'm not sure yet how large I want the box to be). I came across this example to stretch text across the entire page: ...
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Using letterspacing for better justification

According to R. Bringhurst's "The Elements of Typographic Style" (version 3.1, 2004, pp. 190-192), the best justification is achieved by a combination of three methods: flexibly altering the space ...
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Addition in Columns with proper character spacing

I want to perform addition in columns with both letters and digits in LaTeX. I have the following code, but spacing between letters and digits is wrong: $\begin{array}{r} + \begin{array}{r} $ABC$\\ ...
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How can I replicate verbatim's letter spacing in listings? [duplicate]

I was trying to imitate the code listings in the book Mathematical Recipes in C, I understand that it uses the CM TT font. What I am interested is in the proportion between the text and the code, and ...
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Prevent LaTeX from Preventing Hyphenation

So I know that a common technique in typography to avoid hyphens at a line break is to adjust the spacing of words and letters slightly. I was not aware of LaTeX doing this until today, but now it is ...
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Soul letterspacing in memoir sections with \setsecheadstyle

I realize I have asked almost the same question earlier. There, the answer involved xparse or titlesec. Titlesec however gets into conflicts with memoir's pagestyles (running header settings, ...
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letterspacing italic small caps automatically

The MinionPro-It.otf file I am using contains italic small caps, confirmed with otfinfo -f MinionPro-It.otf and cfftot1 MinionPro-It.otf | t1testpage | epstopdf --filter > MinionPro-It.pdf. The ...
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Bad horizontal spacing when using the fourier/utopia font

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fourier} \begin{document} If \(0<b<1\). \emph{If \(0<b<1\)}. \emph{If 0<b<1} \end{document} that yields the ...
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Why is the space between words in my source code listing so big?

I used the following code to list my java code, but the it looks like there's too much space between words. What can I do? % source code listing \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{color} ...
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How to determine width of \textls? \settowidth doesn't work

Using microtype's \textls, how can I determine the width of the resulting text? Here is a MWE that does not work: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[log-functions=false]{expl3} ...
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Letter with ' (and correct spacing)

I am struggling with a problem I can't even name properly: I'm writing an article about an object A as well as its slightly different variant A'. I am wondering what character/symbol and/or spacing ...