{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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Spacing capitals in section headings

I'm using titlesec to customise my section headings. I want to have my subsections in capitals, which I can achieve with the \uppercase function, but all typographic style guides suggest that caps ...
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Maintaining Optical Margins with Hanging Punctuation

To achieve hanging quotation marks, I am changing their protrusion settings in my preamble: \documentclass{minimal} \setlength{\parindent}{0cm} \usepackage{luatextra} \setmainfont{Times} ...
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Set tracking amount with microtype

The question is this: How can I globally set the amount of tracking to be executed with microtype's \textls command? More details: The microtype package gives the option of setting the space between ...
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Tracking in full caps and italicized small caps

The microtype package includes a tracking option, in which the space between letters is increased. This should normally be done for sequences of both full caps and small caps, see e.g. Bringhurst's ...
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Micro-Typography with Luatex

Since I wanted to use Opentype with Latex, I had to go with Luatex and consequently am now missing some features of Microtype (spacing, kerning). (I tried converting my openfonts but failed) Here is ...
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Can I turn a variable width font into a fixed-width font?

I found a free ancient-typewriter font I'd like to use in a project, but the person who made it apparently traced some scanned outlines and poured them into a variable width truetype font. That is not ...
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TeX Capabilities with Arbitrary Fonts

I am formatting 85,000 words of text in InDesign that include several (non-negotiable) .ttf and .otf fonts not canonical to LaTeX. I'd like to switch to a TeX-based format for the following ...
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Controlling the space in section numbers

I want to control the space around the dots of the section numbers (and subsection and so on). I think the space sometimes is too small like the one with IV . sometimes to wide, eg when it involves a ...
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\SetTracking from microtype is ineffective with mathdesign

I like the tracking but I wish to descrease the spacing a bit. But it does not work: \documentclass[twoside,a4paper,12pt]{article} %\usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[charter]{mathdesign} ...
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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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Spacing problem with microtype and Hoefler Text under xelatex

I'm seeing an odd spacing problem with microtype and Hoefler Text under XeLaTeX. A minimal example is provided below. When typeset with xelatex, the word "he" and the emphasized word "ought" overlap ...
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What is the latest progress in the realm of TeX? [closed]

Motivation TeX.SE as well as external resources contain information from as far as 2010 regarding e.g. LuaTeX, XeLaTeX, microtype, and popular dilemmas such as KOMA/memoir or babel/polyglossia, which ...
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incompatibility between tikzposter class and microtype package

I've just started using the new tikzposter class (having previously used the fancytikzposter package from the same author) and immediately discovered that using the microtype package causes TeX to ...
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Em dash out of right margin

I am almost sure this question was already asked somewhere (I couldn't find it). Still why my em dash and the word proceeding it are typeset out of margins? the source is proliferation---nextword ...
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How can I make my dash work with microtype?

Consider the following definition: \documentclass[a6paper]{article} \usepackage[showframe]{geometry} \usepackage{microtype} \def\Dash{\unskip\thinspace\textemdash\thinspace\ignorespaces\allowbreak} ...
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Loading microtype before or after the font

According to the answer given here, the microtype package should be loaded after the font, since microtype "needs to know what fonts are in use at the time that it is loaded". I am, however, not able ...
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fontspec & microtype: fine tune OpenType fonts

I just began to try LuaTeX in order to make use of OpenType fonts. After loading fontspec I select such a font the usual way: \setmainfont{Adobe Garamond Pro} Now I wonder how I can fine tune the ...
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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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Rare pdflatex “Auto Expansion is only possible with scalable font” on scaleable-font document [duplicate]

I know I am sounding crazy, but this looks like a veritable pdflatex bug to me. even small innocent changes to the file make it go away. \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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Pair kerning strategies in (pdf)LaTeX

I'm using the microtype package on pdfLaTeX and I'm wondering over the possibility to implement pair kerning, as opposed to single-character kerning, within the facilities provided by that package. If ...
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Shrink monospaced font in custom (verbatim) environments

I'm redesigning lecture notes for a university class since the students wanted to read the notes on their tablets, e-book readers, etc. I have code blocks in these documents, defined in the cdblk and ...
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XeLaTeX and microtype protusion problems at hyphens

I was excited to learn that XeLaTeX finally has microtype support (I had asked about that earlier). However, after adding microtype to my document, I noticed that line breaks at hyphens now go wrong. ...
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LuaTeX won't end a line at Unicode emdash

I'm using LuaLaTeX instead of XeLaTeX for my book, mainly because it supports microtype's expansion feature, to produce the optimal word spacing and line breaking that will result in the most uniform ...
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Space is sometimes gobbled with microtype and url

I experimented with condensing URLs slightly and thought everything worked fine, until I noted a problem in the final proofreading. The first "this" in the following minimal example seems to have no ...
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\LaTeX logo too compressed with microtype and defined \SetExtraKerning

I have, perhaps, a slightly odd problem. I have used microtype to define some special spacing rules. This is the relevant bit of the preamble (and I will have hopefully not forgotten anything --- if I ...
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Microtype and word spacing

I'm trying to change the default word spacing for some font. I know 2 ways to do it: setting \fontdimens or \spaceskip. With these approaches and microtype's \textls I get two different results, ...
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Strange linebreaks with microtype & LuaLaTex [duplicate]

I have a weird problem. If I compile with LuaLaTex and microtype some of my line breaks are messed upped, but I don't get any warnings. XeLaTex with/without microtype or LuaLaTex without microtype are ...
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How to use Multiple-Master-Font-instances for HZ/microtype instead of horizontal scaling? (ConTeXt) [closed]

Question I would like to use a Multiple Master font with a width axis for the HZ-program (=Herman Zapf Programm, equivalent to the microtype-package of LaTeX) In standard configuration, ConTeXt (and ...
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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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Can Microtype Change the Kerning Between a Dot or Comma and a Footnotemark?

Relatet to this question: Is it possible to change the kerning between a punctuation mark and a footnotemark with microtype (or any other kerning-method)? (I know of package fnpct, but I would rather ...
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Optical Kerning with microtype

I am dissapointed with microtypes kerning. This MWE: \documentclass[ngerman,10pt]{article} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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dtx file: how to run it?

I want to clarify first that I am a beginner, and thus my question might be imprecise or inadequate. Anyway: I found this documentation file for the package microtype, can be easily found on ctan. It ...
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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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Cyrillic and microtype: pdfTeX error (font expansion): auto expansion is only possible with scalable fonts [duplicate]

I have a rather huge document and everything worked fine. The problems started when I tried to insert some Russian text. I was able to resolve some issues, but now I'm stuck with the following error: ...
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Does combining microtype with ragged right make any sense?

My impression when using microtype in a document that used \RaggedRight (everything said is probably true for \raggedright as well but who cares really ...) always was that all lines just get ...
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Microtypesets and Fontspec

Is there a way to use Microtypesets so that one would specify a fontspec family. I have a very complicated document and it would be nice to be able to turn the microtype features on only for those ...
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microtype tracking disables small caps in luaLaTeX

Normall microtype tracking loosens the tracking of small caps. However, with fontspec's \setmainfont{ebgaramond}, small caps are completely disabled and I get a loose normal text, as opposed to ...
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Is the DVI format de facto dead?

Are there any technical reasons that have killed or will kill the DVI format as an output for TeX engines? I know that the microtype package works better with pdflatex, but is there any technical ...
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Hanging punctuation with \enquote

Following this advice on tex.sx, I'm using csquotes. And I'd like to have hanging punctuations, for instance that left-quotation marks are displayed in the margins. I focus on this point in this ...
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Soul vs Microtype in regards to Tracking

When using small/all caps, I was told to adjust the tracking alongside. I have found \SetTracking from microtype and \so from soul. Is there an advantage to using one or the other and if yes why? Do ...
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Microtype and LuaTeX: changing protrusion and hanging punctuation

I'm experimenting (using TeXLive 2013) with having my punctuation marks extend fully into both the left and right margins. I don't know how to include images so I'll do my best to format this here to ...
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Modifying (i.e., partially overriding) microtype's character protrusion settings for specific characters

I would like to disable or modify character protrusion (enabled by microtype) for specific characters. Let me illustrate the issue with the en-dash, which protrudes far too wide for my taste: ...
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How to *disable* Lua's Microtype for a given tabular column?

I'm looking for a way to disable Lua's Microtype (note the capital M - to distinguish from the lower case microtype package) in the first tabular column of the MWE given below: ...
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Is microtype compatible (and effective) with a font like Calibri?

Is microtype compatible (and effective) with a font like Calibri ? For details on microtype, see also here and here. Edit With "compatible" I mean error-message-free. With ...
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fontspec option “Renderer=Basic” - what does it mean?

Since a few days I've been using the fontspec option \setmainfont[Renderer=Basic] ... in order to use the microtype option tracking=true with LuaLaTeX. I have a simple question on this: why does ...
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Is microtype fully supported now by XeLaTeX? If not, how can I keep myself up-to-date?

Is microtype fully supported now by XeLaTeX? If not, how can I keep myself up-to-date on this argument?
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The caption package and letterspacing

Problem Statement I adjusted the caption format for my figures and tables using the caption package, such that the words "Figure" and "Table" are typeset using small caps. Now I want to obtain ...
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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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microtype with latex+dvips+ps2pdf

I would like to use microtype with the latex, dvips, ps2pdf workflow. Is it possible to use it in this workflow? If it can be used are there any options that I need to call when using microtype?
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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 ...