I'm wondering which font packages are available in MikTeX and TeXLive containing real small caps and also work together with the "microtype" package? ...
kpfonts has real small caps but doesn't work with
microtype as it complains that it doesn't work with non-scalable fonts.
As others have pointed out, the fact that you're getting this error message is not because of some fundamental incompatibility between the two packages, but because your document's preamble instructions must, somewhere, be loading the font in
OT1 encoding. Finding the offending instruction and replacing it with a command such as
should do the trick.
By the way, version 2.5 of
microtype, available in beta form from this site, coexists just fine with xelatex. The package's "official" version on the CTAN is still 2.4., which unfortunately doesn't work with xe(la)tex. I've been using version 2.5 for more than a month now without experiencing any problems when using xelatex.
I believe there are quite a few latex packages that provide fonts with "real" small caps and also come with matching math fonts. Among them are (with no claim whatsoever to completeness!)
- lmodern [yep!]
- mathpazo (Palatino-type font); load as follows:
- mathptmx (Times New Roman font)
There is also the
fourier package, which uses a font that's based on the
Adobe Utopia text font (generally classified as a "transitional" font a la
Baskerville). To get "real" rather than "faked" small caps with this package, you'll have to have access to Adobe's (non-free)
Utopia font; if your system already happens to have this font, you may want to consider it too.
microtypein effect when using the bitmap fonts. Using
T1encoding should avoid such cases.
microtypeshould work with most Type 1 fonts and (and OpenType fonts loaded by
fontspecin future). For small caps, many fonts come with real small caps,
mathpazo, TeX Gyre project, Latin Modern, Computer Modern, KP fonts, etc., However not all of them are good. Badly designed small caps is worse than without (For example personally I don't like the old style number 2 in TeX Gyre Pagella and the ugly small caps in Heros.)
T1encoding may not solve your problem. Usually use
T1will cause LaTeX to load the type1 version of CM (if it does that at some point). But it seems recent version of TeXLive just load type1 by default. So I cannot guess where you get the bitmap fonts into the mess.
kpfontsto work, and as the error I got was related to
microtypeI assumed there was some kind of incompatibility. However, the problem turned out to be something completely different (see tex.stackexchange.com/q/31388/2634), and because of that this question is an exact duplicate of another question (tex.stackexchange.com/q/2894/2634). Thus I would request this question to be closed.