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Apr
20
comment XeLaTeX font rendering tend to be slightly bolder compared to PDFlatex
I wouldn't change the operating system (and even hardware) just because of this rendering issue - maybe try a different viewer?
Apr
20
comment XeLaTeX font rendering tend to be slightly bolder compared to PDFlatex
The difference is (as you've noticed while I was writing this comment) that pdftex embeds the fonts as Type1, whereas xetex embeds them as Type1c (c for compressed), which, obviously, your viewer renders differently. On Mac OS X, I cannot see any difference (tried with Preview and Acrobat). So I would say, it's a viewer issue.
Apr
15
comment Letter spacing and ligatures
with xetex, you could use fontspec's LetterSpace feature.
Apr
15
comment Letter spacing and ligatures
Unfortunately, this is not possible with the current version of microtype. Note that ligatures will only be broken up with luatex, not with pdftex, where you may choose which ligatures should be kept. The next version will allow this also for luatex. Using xetex is not an option for you?
Apr
11
revised SetProtrusion with helvetica on specific characters
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Apr
11
answered SetProtrusion with helvetica on specific characters
Mar
25
comment microtype expansion leads to error in pdfauthor
(1) frankly, loading a package \AtBeginDocument seems to be somewhat outside the specs; (2) you'd get also get an error (albeit a different one, but for the same reasons) if your pdfauthor contained, e.g., \textcopyright, so it's not microtype's fault.
Mar
24
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Mar
23
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
23
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Mar
23
comment How to enable protrusion for superscript numbers?
@user5950 Yes, you're correct: oldstyle (and tabular) numbers in this font are named /one.taboldstyle, /two.taboldstyle etc., which you should use instead of 1, 2, ... in the \SetProtrusion settings.
Mar
23
answered Biber 2.4, microtype, and special characters
Mar
22
revised Using lstlisting with T2A
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Mar
22
revised Using lstlisting with T2A
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Mar
22
revised How to enable protrusion for superscript numbers?
added 446 characters in body
Mar
21
answered Using lstlisting with T2A
Mar
21
comment Using lstlisting with T2A
courier doesn't support the T2A encoding. You could add \fontencoding{T1} to the basicstyle (provided your listings don't contain any Cyrillic).
Mar
21
answered How to enable protrusion for superscript numbers?
Mar
14
comment Getting the error: “! Argument of \MT@res@a has an extra }.”
the error message hints at a problem related to microtype, but without an example impossible to solve
Feb
25
reviewed Approve LetLtxMacro not working as expected