I really like the font configuration (appearance) of the documentation for microtype package (see here). How do I find out the combination they're using? (I will fix the protrusion etc later but first I need to select the fonts etc. that they're using.)

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You can look at the source code for the documentation here: http://mirrors.xmu.edu.cn/CTAN/macros/latex/contrib/microtype/microtype.dtx

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    The specific lines you're looking for: "Let's abolish CM! We use Charter and Letter Gothic (for the pre-built documentation on CTAN): \usepackage[charter]{mathdesign}.
    – Chel
    Commented Dec 14, 2011 at 6:09

If you don't have access to document sources, some pdf viewers can show you what fonts are used. I've tested with AdobeReader and PDF-XChange-viewer and under Properties of the document you will find the list of fonts. Here you have the output from microtype manual under Xchange-viewer.

Just a problem, then you need to find how to use them in your document.

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    On Linux you could also use the pdffonts command and/or the pdfinfo command
    – matth
    Commented Dec 14, 2011 at 9:29
  • Thanks for the tip. I had to accept the other answer though because that was the direct one to the question.
    – recluze
    Commented Dec 14, 2011 at 15:24

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