{microtype} is a package that provides a LaTeX interface to the micro-typographic features of pdfTeX, LuaTeX and XeTeX, most prominently, character protrusion and font expansion.

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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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fontspec-color not working correctly with microtype package [closed]

If I use the fontspec package together with the microtype package, the color-feature of fontspec does only colarize the last line of the paragraph instead of the whole paragraph, as the grouped ...
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unpleasent character protrusion using microtype, biblatex and block=nbpar

Using microtype together with biblatex's entrysets and block=nbpar options leads to an unpleasent result. The left bracket of (a) is moved too much to the right. (b) and (c) are less affected by the ...
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Customizing protrusion in microtype using \SetProtrusion

I am using microtype in a document (with pdftex) and I would like to alter the amount of protrusion that small numbers (i.e. the digits 0-9) are subject to. However, I cannot make \SetProtrusion ...
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Strange behaviour of \textsection in footnote with fixltx2e

This is a follow-up question to How do I enable protrusion for footnotes with \fnsymbol using microtype?, and my answer there. The MWE that I provided there \documentclass[10pt]{article} ...
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How do I enable protrusion for footnotes with \fnsymbol using microtype?

In microtype package (v.2.5 beta 06) and footnote protrusion, custom protrusion for footnote numbers is enabled. However, as soon as I edit the footnote characters to the ones generated by \fnsymbol ...
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Disable microtype for a portion of a document

Update: 2013-04-18 After upgrading to microtype 2.5 today this specific test cases indeed runs much faster (from approximately 3:00 minutes down to 8 seconds). However, I do have another cases where ...
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Can I get full justification for italic text?

In the TeXbook, Knuth notes that italics can lead to problems with justification: EXERCISE 14.16 When an entire paragraph is typeset in italic or slanted type, it sometimes appears to be offset ...
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Is microtype-2.5 (beta-08) stable enough for production use?

I am affected by the performance issues of microtype-2.4 and enter the last phase of an important work (fine-tuning of page breaks, overfull hboxes, etc.). The compile time with microtype is about 4 ...
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Letterspacing/font expansion in LuaLaTeX

I am a few months into learning LaTeX. I would like to use microtype with LuaLaTeX and I would like to obtain letter spacing for my smallcaps. I've tried to follow some of the threads on the subject ...
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How do I know which ligatures are used in my document?

In order to know which ligatures I might consider disabling, I would like to know which ones are actually used in my document. (Which ligatures are provided by a font is a more general question; I ...
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How to install the latest version of microtype (v. 2.5) in Linux (Ubuntu)?

How to install the latest version of microtype (v. 2.5) in Linux (Ubuntu) ? (also, is v. 2.5 still in beta?) Edit I'm using this ppa https://launchpad.net/~texlive-backports/+archive/ppa/ which ...
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Spacing in \chaptertitlename

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{titlesec} \usepackage{lipsum} % just to generate text for the example \usepackage[tracking=smallcaps]{microtype} ...
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How can I fix a problem where italics prevent line breaking when using microtype? [duplicate]

I wish to use protrusion and expansion from microtype as I like the look you get with them. I use amsthm and typeset theorems in italic as usual (with \theoremstyle{plain}). With microtype enabled, ...
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LuaTeX error (font expansion): font has been expanded with different expansion step

I am suddenly getting the following error when trying to compile my document with LuaLaTeX and my simple question is: what does it mean? LuaTeX error (font expansion): font has been expanded with ...
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How to get microtype to work with mathematical minus sign and package lmodern?

Using the package microtype by including the line \usepackage{microtype} in the preamble subtly alters the appearance of a typeset document by, amongst other things, letting optically less dense ...
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Inconsistent OSF in Table of Contents using Microtype, LuaLaTeX and Tocstyle [closed]

My table of contents should have the following properties: oldstyle figures for page numbers and labels chapter entries in spaced, lowercase smallcaps numbers close (en-space) to the entries, no ...
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How to install microtype 2.8 beta? [duplicate]

I want to test microtype 2.8 beta, to get better typography support for XeLaTeX as proposed elsewhere. However, I could not find any reference online how to install the latest beta version, neither ...
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microtype - does beta 08 exist, or is beta 07 the latest? [closed]

I see lots of mention of microtype beta-08, including on the tlcontrib page itself, but my downloaded version (from that page) reports itself as: 2011/08/18 v2.5 beta-07 when I run LuaLaTeX. Am I ...
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Using microtype protrusion with XeTeX and Ubuntu

I believe I have all the correct versions of the software at hand and installed (v. 2.5 of microtype and .9998 of XeTeX) to get protrusion to work with XeTeX on my Ubuntu system but I keep getting an ...
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How do I get the protrusion to work in XeTeX?

When I render my documents using pdfLaTeX and microtype they look fine, but when I switch to XeTeX the right edges of justified text look terrible: some lines overlfow, and hyphens look "indented". Is ...
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Squeezing/shrinking text horizontally

How can I 'squeeze' or 'shrink' some text horizontally? I've heard of the microtype package but I'm not familiar with its options. I tried playing around with it but I could only get it to shrink the ...
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An Example from the Microtype Documentation

While exploring the depths of the microtype package with regard to LuaTeX I came across this innocent looking page 18 from the microtype.pdf 2.5 beta-08. As the blue note in the margins hints a ...
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Strange microtype behaviour

I am trying to use the microtype package as illustrated in this page: http://texblog.net/latex-archive/layout/pdflatex-microtype/. But I am getting this output instead: So any ideas why this is ...
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protrusion issue - pdftex bug, microtype bug or LaTeX bug?

While finishing an article for TUGboat I came across a strange behavior of the protrusion mechanism of pdfTeX (as implemented by the microtype package). The character \ in typewriter has a negative ...
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microtype protrusion incompatible quote, changemargin and adjustwidth environments

Here is my problem. I need some text to have a reduced margin. Unfortunately, none of the suggested methods of doing this appear to be compatible with microtype protrusion. Is this a bug? Is there a ...
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Conflict between microtype, LuaLaTeX, and otf fonts when typesetting material in small-caps

I'm using the microtype package (microtype beta 2.5 build 08) to modify my document and I'd like to retain its functionality across all font shapes with the exception of small-caps (\scshape). How do ...
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microtype settings for Adobe Caslon Pro?

Has anyone developed microtype settings for Adobe Caslon Pro? After a lot of searching, I cannot find a definitive upstream source for the microtype package, and the latest version I can find (2.5 ...
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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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Half of a document in pdfLaTeX, half in XeLaTeX

As far as I know, I cannot use microtype in XeLaTeX, and cannot use fontspec in pdfLaTeX. I am rendering Chinese symbols only on one page, and I need this line: \newfontfamily{\J}[Scale=0.85]{Osaka} ...
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Using savetrees with LuaLaTeX

Apparently I can't use savetrees with lualatex - is there another way to expand the writable area to the whole page (for US-letter currently, I think other people are interested in A4)? I get this ...
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Which font expansion parameters are ideal for different fonts?

Following up on this question Set font expansion so that distortion is not noticeable I think a list of fonts and their respective ideal stretch and shrink parameters is missing. This would be a great ...
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Is it possible now to use microtype with opentype fonts?

LuaTeX has limited support for microtypograhpy now, and it can be invoked if only type1 fonts are used. But is it possible for microtype to work with opentype fonts loaded with fontspec now? I have ...
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lualatex: smallcaps and microtype don't work together

Compiling the following MWE with lualatex doesn't produce small caps. There are no font warnings. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \newfontfeature{Microtype}{protrusion=default, ...
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Xelatex, mathspec and microtype - weird error messages

I've tried to compile a document with XeLaTeX (TeXLive 2012) and both mathspec and microtype (version 2.5 which supports XeLaTeX). I need a 10.5pt font in the document, so I redefine the \normalsize ...
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\SetTracking in the math environment

I have been trying to use the \SetTracking option in microtype to shrink a paragraph that has some text and math. However, I notice that only the text - and not the math fonts - are being adjusted. ...
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pdfTeX font expansion error - \SetExpansion in microtype package

I am trying to hammer in some stacked matrix notation to fit the paragraph by shrinking the font. To do so I am using the \SetExpansion option from the microtype package. But pdfTeX is spitting out ...
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Should I load microtype with pdflatex?

Should I always load the microtype package with pdflatex? Could it produce unwanted effects a naive user (like me) might ignore? Are there any known issues as for compatibility with other packages? ...
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Classic Thesis & Microtype

I would to know if with classicthesis the microtype package must be loaded, or is loaded by default from classicthesis.sty. And if is loaded, what features are enabled? if the microtype package must ...
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microtype + siunitx and \micro - mysterious warnings

This code \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{microtype} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} \SI{10}{\micro\metre} \end{document} produces these ...
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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 ...
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How to adjust font size or kerning to fit line width?

I have some text that nearly fits the given line width. I can see that a minimal adjustment of font size or kerning would make the text fit, but how do I tell LaTeX to squeeze the text? Yes, this ...
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New command for spacing letters in microtype

How can i make a new command that increases the space in between the letters. I do not want to use the already existing commands like \textsc, \Large or \footnotesize; and if it's possible I prefer a ...
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Space from line

How can i obtain the correct spacing of the two writings from the line? if you note the upper write is more far from the line... \documentclass[a4paper]{memoir} ...
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Using microtype letterspacing with LuaTeX, Version beta-0.70.2-2012062812

Does the letterspacing (and tracking) options of microtype not work with the latest version of LuaTeX? When I try: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[no-math]{fontspec} ...
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Disabling selected ligatures with microtype

With a font in T1 encoding, using pdfTeX and the package microtype, I'd like to disable the ligatures for "ff" and "ffi", but keep the ligature for "fi". If I type in the preamble ...
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Setting font protrusion in XeLaTeX with microtype v2.5

I am testing microtype v2.5 with XeLaTeX and have checked the font protrusion features. With the default features, the hyphen protrudes at a hyphenation about 50 per cent of its width. Nonetheless, ...
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XeLaTeX and Microtype [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Margin kerning in Xe(La)TeX for TeXlive 2010: how to enable? Is it possible to get microtype to work with XeLaTeX? Is there any other alternatives to that kind of ...
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Microtype and textpos

I have found an effect on the part of the microtype package that I'd wish to cancel somehow. In the MWE that I am including below I collect a couple of token contents to be typed as part of a footer ...
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Why does microtype cause auto-pst-pdf to run slowly?

I have a build process using pdflatex that had been working fine (and reasonably fast) until I added auto-pst-pdf in order to process some EPS figures. Doing this causes rendering to slow down and ...