What is the easiest way of using google fonts in a LaTeX document if I want to maintain full microtype support (i.e. without using xelatex)?


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    Does a very long job with otf2tfm, carefully checking the produced metric font files and doing a complex installation (several hours' work) qualify for “an easy way”?
    – egreg
    May 18, 2014 at 15:39
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    Assuming the fonts in question are in opentype or truetype format, you're probably best off becoming familiar with LuaLaTeX. Its support for the microtype package is nearly as complete as that of pdfLaTeX, but certainly better than than of XeLaTeX.
    – Mico
    May 18, 2014 at 15:50
  • Thanks Mico. No, egreg, it does not.
    – JPi
    May 18, 2014 at 16:19
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    Note that it’s worth, um, googling for the source of the fonts, because Google modifies them for the needs of the web, which are not those of luatex or xetex. E.g., the Sorts Mill Goudy at google.com/fonts lacks the small caps found in the .otf version at theleagueofmoveabletype.com. Many opentype features may be removed when fonts are optimized for the web.
    – Thérèse
    May 18, 2014 at 18:17
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a localized request which the OP is no longer pursuing. Jan 13, 2015 at 2:20


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