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The following table from the documentation (microtype.pdf, p. 7) shows which of the micro-typographic features are available for the various engines: As can be seen in the last line, xetex only supports protrusion. Some time ago, it was rumoured that font expansion would be added to xetex, too, but it seems that there haven't been any developments in ...

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Here http://www.gust.org.pl/projects/pearls/2005p/index_html (Testing whether two characters form a ligature by Petr Olšák) we can find a beautiful solution for two characters: \newif\ifligature \def\testligature #1#2{\setbox0=\hbox{% \thickmuskip=1000mu \textfont0=\the\font $\mathchar#1 \mathrel\mathchar#2$}% \ifdim\wd0>500pt \ligaturefalse ...

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The KOMA-script classes have their own method for changing basic aspects of the caption typesetting. On the other hand, the caption package allows greater flexibility and many more customization options. Since the package can't know each and every font combination, it also provide an interface for defining new options. In your case you can do ...

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As you're using scrartcl, there's no reason to use the caption package if all you do with it is set the caption's text style. This can be done out of the box with the komascript classes (and, differently, with others too). \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{microtype} \setkomafont{caption}{\normalfont\footnotesize} ...

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This has been fixed in microtype v2.5a (after a mere eleven months...).

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