{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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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best practice international template

I would like to have a template which can be internationalised (i.e. is suited for latin script languages) and uses the microtype package. I suppose that we therefore need the following packages: ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Mimicking the Microtype documentation

One of the nicest LaTeX examples I have seen is the Microtype documentation. The .dtx file is available here and I have been trying to recreate a document looking like this. Unfortunately it's not ...
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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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How do I activate hanging punctuation with XeteX under ConTeXt?

I'm noob at ConTeXt. I want to use auto2 font with ConTeXt, I think the easiest way to do that is using the XeTeX backend. ConTeXt can do some protrusion with pdfTeX and LuaTeX, but with XeTeX it ...
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How to set expansion and protrusion for TeX Gyre Pagella using LuaLaTeX?

For my documents, I have often used the mathpazo package combined with microtype and have found the result to be really good. Because now I need to create PDFs which contain a variety of diacritics ...
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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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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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meta packages and typesetting

Background(just ignore): Is there an exhaustive list of packages that you should load and of things you should do to improve your document? Here I mean packages and things that have to do with the ...
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How to set-up LuaTeX, Microtype, with Minion Pro, Myriad Pro

Since recently I am using LuaLaTeX with the most recent beta version of Microtype, along with the fonts Minion Pro and Myriad Pro. In the manual of Microtype it says: Currently, this package ...
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What font configuration is used by microtype documentation

I really like the font configuration (appearance) of the documentation for microtype package (see here). How do I find out the combination they're using? (I will fix the protrusion etc later but first ...
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How to limit hyphenation in a multicol environment?

I have a LaTeX document (compiling with pdflatex), with the multicols and microtype package enabled. The document is using two cols using the \begin{multicols}{2} ...\end{multicols} environment. ...
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No tracking with Microtype + russian babel + mathdesign

I'm trying to compile the following code based on "more realistic example" from microtype.sty manual, Sect. 5.3. It works without babel (or with, say, french option) or without mathdesign. But with ...
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microtype character code

I am using lualatex This is LuaTeX, Version beta-0.70.1-2011062107 (rev 4277) with microtype [2011/08/18 v2.5 <beta-07> Micro-typographical refinements (RS)]. My computer has an american ...
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How to reduce the number of hyphenation?

Sometimes, assume our document contain many long words, TeX may generate some hyphenation at the end of line. But it really hinder our smooth reading. Although I know we can add the hyphenation rule ...
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Set font expansion so that distortion is not noticeable

In a comment to The kerning option of microtype Karl Karlsson writes: Most of the typographers agree, that Font expansion distorts the font. Personally, I see it, and I agree - the distortion is ...
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Which LaTeX font packages contain real small caps and work with the “microtype” package?

I'm wondering which font packages are available in MikTeX and TeXLive containing real small caps and also work together with the "microtype" package? For instance, kpfonts has real small caps but ...
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Wrong PDF crop when using the microtype package or zero margin

[UPDATED]PLEASE READ AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST[UPDATED] I'm still using TexLive 2010 (ubuntu) and I need to create some tight pdf (using pdflatex and pdfcrop with --hires option). I need to use ...
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fontspec, lua, microtype: Renderer=Basic no longer working for specific font styles

You may have noticed that, as of now,* letterspacing small capitals is not as easy as it was in pdfTeX, where we could simply combine \textsc with microtype's \textls. Consider this example, which ...
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Why does the use of microtype and xfrac lead to a long compile time?

While I was discussing another issue I came across this problem: I included the xfrac package and the compile time of my document 100folded. After playing around I found out that microtype caused the ...
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LuaLaTeX, fontspec and tracking with microtype

I try to get microtype's tracking working but without success: up-to-date TeXlive 2011 (lualatex 0.70.1) with microtype v2.5 beta 07. Sample code: \documentclass{article} ...
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textls breaks smallcaps with luatex

I'm switching a code to LuaTex from XeTeX. In XeTeX, I had a combination of tracking and small caps using LetterSpace and WordSpace parameters in fontspec calls, but these are not supported in with ...
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microtype package (v.2.5 beta 06) and footnote protrusion

According to section 6 of microtype manual (v.2.5 from 2011/02/07, p. 23) the code below should set custom protrusion for footnote numbers. However, when \microtypecontext command is set, it cancels ...
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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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Incompatibility between svjour3 and microtype

There seems to be an incompatibility between the svjour3 document class for Springer journals and the microtype package. Minimal example: \documentclass{svjour3} \usepackage{microtype} ...
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microtype versus mathastext: unknown slot number error

The following MWE compiles with pdftex but produces a mysterious warning. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{libertine} \usepackage{mathastext} \usepackage{microtype} \begin{document} Here is some ...
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XeTeX, microtype and fontspec

I am using XeTeX from TL2010 with microtype 2.5 beta and fontspec. My main font is Linux Libertine O. I do not see a single difference with and without including the microtype package. Am I doing ...
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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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The kerning option of microtype

I wonder what the kerning option of the microtype package does? In the manual it says that kerning=true will give additional kerning. But how? Is this something that has to be specified in addition to ...
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Space after lettrine

When using the lettrine package, there are often additional spaces after the small caps: It can get even bigger than that actually. It seems to me that this is because lettrine uses an mbox to ...
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Fixing an overfull box

I have an overfull box in a French text which looks like this: The sequence at the end of the line is: d'Ananias~: \og Vous "Vous" cannot be hyphenated and \og inserts a non-secable space, so ...
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Fix math mode kerning of “C”

I am trying to set a sequence of atom packing symbols. I want to use math mode italics for this, as I think that their width fits this purpose. The problem is that the C has a bad kerning for this. ...
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LaTeX and Glyph Scaling for Justified Text

I am very new to LaTeX - and I am not sure if Latex has the capability to do what I want, so I thought I would ask here. I am working with publishing books in Khmer (the language of Cambodia) in ...
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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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Unexpected interaction between microtype and \parindent

The microtype package (or more likely the pdfTeX microtypographic extensions) have a strange interaction with \parindent that bit me. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{microtype} \begin{document} ...
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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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Microtype and quote environment leads to different indent of first line

When the microtype package is loaded a quote environment which starts with punctuation marks is inconsistent "indented". The first line in the following minimal example is unaffected, i.e. at the same ...
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Times (or Termes) with protrusion/hanging in ConTeXt MkIV

On the ConTeXt wiki, http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Protrusion#MkIV, some examples are given of how to use Termes fonts and how to use microtypographical extensions. The bottom example works, but I ...
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How to do extra spacing when using small caps for abbreviations?

The default letter spacing for small capitals seem optimised for use in headlines and such but a bit too cramped for use in abbreviations. How should I do to get the letter spacing more suitably ...
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Wrong protrusion with csquotes and microtype

I’m experiencing problems using the csquotes package and microtype using protrusion (margin kerning). The problem is that using \enquote I only get margin kerning on the left margin. ...