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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 to be people on this site who are able to produce microtype configuration for new fonts (here, here) I would kindly ask for someone to provide matching microtype settings for kpfonts.

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    I would also highly appreciate this, especially if it gives the implementer an opportunity to explain some fine details and whether there are any peculiarities inherent in kpfonts that make this easy or hard. – Christian Gagné Feb 5 '15 at 4:31
  • Can you provide a minimal example which illustrates some of the places where the generic settings seem to do badly? – cfr Jan 22 '16 at 4:20
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    @cfr That's part of the problem: I'm no typography expert (in fact I do use LaTeX because it takes care of those things) and would probably not notice any "bad case". – David Woitkowski Jan 22 '16 at 9:35
  • @cfr I noticed some posts, from 2012, indicating that protrusion was font specific. Is that not true today? Or has the issue been otherwise handled. I really love the idea of microtype, but like DavidWoitkowski, I'm far from an expert typographer. Other than `\usepackage{microtype}' I have not idea what the "generic settings" might be. – A Feldman May 29 '16 at 14:29
  • @AFeldman Ideally, the settings are font-specific because they should be tailored to the specific features of that font. If microtype can't find font-specific settings, it applies some generic defaults. These are described in the documentation, but tend to be fairly conservative because that's the only thing which makes sense for the default case. The same with microtype's other features. Settings also depend on the engine in some cases because only pdfTeX supports the full set of features. – cfr May 29 '16 at 15:53

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