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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How do I get microtype's “outer spacing” to work with the xspace package?

Microtype adds extra space to the start and end of letterspaced text, configured via the \SetTracking command's "outer spacing" option. Unfortunately, xspace breaks this. For example, I define a few ...
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Letterspacing titles with LuaLaTeX

I'm using LuaLaTeX to write my thesis and I've been learning about typography thanks to Robert Bringhurst's "The elements of typographic style". Problem is I can't replicate the letterspacing used in ...
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fully stretch text horizontally on page

Is there a way to fully stretch one line of text on the full width of the page, without manually setting the letter spacing, no matter how many characters on the line?
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lstlisting with c++: spaces around scope resolution operator

I am having a hard time to make the output of lstlisting for c++ source look good. Currently, I am stuck with a problem to reduce the amount of space around the scope resolution operator ::. See the ...
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Center-justify with hrule above and below

On my title page, I have something like this: \rule{\linewidth}{0.25mm}\\[0.25cm] \huge \textbf{This is my title, it is somewhat long and split over two lines!}\\[0.25cm] \normalsize ...
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Letterspacing memoir section headers

I'd like to add letterspacing to the \section commands with \setsecheadstyle in a memoir book. I tried using soul: \sodef\soSection{}{.1em}{.5em plus.1em}{.1em plus.1em minus.1em} ...
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Capital letter expanded letter space kerning

I am using the following code \usepackage{microtype,textcase} \textls*[110]{\textbf{\MakeUppercase{Specialties}}} I would like to achieve even letter spacing. Unfortunately, the kerning of the ...
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Letterspacing, Minion Pro, and Tufte-LaTeX (problem with running header)

I'm trying to use Minion Pro with the Tufte-LaTeX class. Basically, I've got it working, but I have a problem with letterspacing the small caps for the running header. Rather than appearing in small ...
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How can I get Sperrsatz?

Sperrsatz is a special kind of emphasis often used in combination with blackletter fonts. A word in Sperrsatz has 0.125 em spaces between its characters, but some ligatures are preserved. For example: ...
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Making text narrow

I'm using \textlsfrom the microtype package to increase space between letters, but I can't find a command that will make a text look narrow (or maybe a very narrow serif font?). What is the best way ...