{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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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} \usepackage[activate={true,...
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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} \usepackage[log-...
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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: \documentclass[a4paper]...
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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 ...
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microtype has issues with mathdesign \mathsf font [closed]

I am using \documentclass{amsart} \usepackage{microtype} \usepackage[bitstream-charter,cal=cmcal]{mathdesign} Sometimes \mathsf{...} produces pdfTeX error (font expansion): auto expansion is ...
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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} \usepackage[...
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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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Which ligatures do the fonts used in my document offer?

This is a follow-up question to: How do I know which ligatures are used in my document? In order to know which ligatures I might consider disabling (I have in mind microtype's \DisableLigatures ...
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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} \titleformat{\chapter}[...
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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 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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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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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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Deciding Which Glyphs to Use in Font Encoding

I wanted to use one of my favorite fonts, Crimson, while still maintaining full support from the microtype package. Since XeTeX and LuaTeX are not fully supported by the microtype package (as of ...
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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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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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Microtype package with Libertine font

In the microtype documentation it advices one to use settings that complement one's choice of font. I use libertine font. Does anyone know of any options or settings that specifically suit this font?
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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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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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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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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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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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\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. ...