{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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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. ...
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How do I call microtype's \SetProtrusion in the preamble?

In this answer about full justification for italic text, I used microtype's \SetProtrusion to get better-looking margin kerning for italics. It works fine, but I had to call \SetProtrusion after ...
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pdfTeX error (font expansion): auto expansion is only possible with scalable

I'm using a custom class file. My main file looks like this: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{thesis} \begin{document} \frontmatter \pagenumbering{alph} \pagenumbering{roman} \clearpage ...
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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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Prevent microtype tracking to add space between letters?

I use a latex template with small caps for chapter titles. These are spaced a bit using \textls from microtype package. Unfortunately, microtype does not properly increase the tracking but rather add ...
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“Bleed” text into the page margins?

Is it possible to have lines (as an exception) that continue into the right margin ? Here's why I hope it's possible: I have a document and one of the headings is the formal name of a particular ...
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microtype font expansion and DVI output; problem with kpathsea

Consider the following file test.tex \documentclass[11pt]{report} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[protrusion,expansion]{microtype} \begin{document} \chapter{A new chapter} Some actual testing ...
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Increasing Letterspace for words in caps or small caps

Some typographers say it's a good habit to increase the letterspace when writing words in caps or small caps. So my question is, how to do it with pdflatex and/or xelatex? And while we're at it, which ...
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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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Margin kerning in Xe(La)TeX for TeXlive 2010: how to enable?

I'm using the pre-release testing version of TeXlive 2010. From what I understand from the TeXlive Guide, a new feature is that support for magin kerning has been added to XeTeX. From what I can ...
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How can I completely suppress ligatures?

The microtype package allows to completely suppress ligatures. However, this feature requires pdfTeX 1.30 or newer. That's unfortunate if I'm using LaTeX or XeLaTeX while having to avoid ligatures. ...