{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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Inconsistent letterspacing (interword space) in pdflatex vs lualatex

In my documents I prefer text in small- and all-caps to be letter spaced. To that end I am using the letterspacing capabilities of the microtype package. Until now (with version 2.5 of microtype) I ...
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Microtype configuration for kpfonts

The microtype documentation suggests to use settings matching one's font choice. I am currently using the kpfonts package but have not succeeded to find some matching settings online. As there seem ...
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How can protrusion in the headings of document divisions be fixed when using pdfLaTeX and titlesec?

How can protrusion in the headings of document divisions be fixed when using pdfLaTeX and titlesec? In this answer I provide a tentative patch which allows character protrusion to work normally in ...
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Unwanted kerning inside em-dash when using microtype

I'm using microtype together with XCharter font. I have to add some space around en-dash and this works perfectly. Now I introduced some em-dashes with '---' but these are rendered by pdflatex as an ...
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Problem T1 fontenc and microtype?

I had to reinstall Windows on my pc, and therefore Latex too. It worked perfectly well before, and I don't understand why I have a problem now (I reinstall the complete miktex distribution). Here is ...
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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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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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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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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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Microtype problem with line-endings

today i noticed that when i compile my Tex-File with LuaLaTeX and the Microtype-Package that the line-endings are not correctly formatted. Here an small example where you can see that the punctuation ...
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tracking of fonts in small capital with frenchb from babel+ microtype

I have a problem in enabling tracking of small caps [whether the font has small caps or not] when I load french babel plus microtype. The problem appears only in my titles for the section and only ...
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Warning using microtype and exCJK packages

Compiling the following MWE \documentclass[twoside,10pt,a4paper]{report}%,twocolumn \usepackage{ifpdf} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{microtype} \usepackage{fontspec} % \usepackage{xeCJK} \begin{...
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Can i enable letter expansion with Xelatex somehow?

I have a two column which I want to compile with Xelatex. However, I get a lot of over/underfull hbox'es. I use the microtype and fontspec package. The former can only performe protrusion with Xelatex....
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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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Microtype settings for Adobe Caslon Pro (LuaLaTeX)

This is a follow-up question for this question Hello, I'm trying to use Adobe Caslon Pro font, which I have installed on my machine. This is an Open Type Font. In the aforementioned question (...
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Letter spacing and ligatures

Is there a way to slightly increase letter spacing (tracking) using microtype package and not to lose the ligatures—especially not those starting with ‘f’—other then putting all the “fi“ and “fl“ and “...
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Reducing letter spacing to get rid of a widow, how much is appropriate?

Some times the only way to get rid of a widow is, to reduce the letter spacing in a certain paragraph or footnote. Being addicted to XeLateX unfortunately I can't use the microtype package to achieve ...
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How well does microtype “font expansion” work with LuaLaTeX?

Using LuaLaTeX and a an OpenType font loaded with fontspec (like, say, Linux Libertine), can the "font expansion" feature of microtype be considered stable and fully functional? And can I feel safe by ...
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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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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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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} \...