I have recently switched to XeLaTeX from LuaLaTeX for various reasons, and am missing microtype’s font expansion. Is there a way (any way whatsoever) that this can be achieved, even if it is unstable (an alpha perhaps – I think I remember finding a page for downloading an alpha microtype with XeLaTeX font expansion, but I can’t find it any more), hacky (defining commands with XeLaTeX equivalents to LuaLaTeX/PDFLaTeX commands inside, i.e. emulation), or even if it doesn’t work all the time.

Please just answer with any way that even partially works.

Thank you for your help!

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    I don't think that there is anything, at least I don't remember. The only extension towards microtype was protrusion. Why don't you want to use lualatex anymore? – Ulrike Fischer Oct 13 '18 at 11:04
  • @UlrikeFischer Please see the edited post – Aramis Razzaghipour Oct 13 '18 at 22:27
  • My question wasn't mean as critic. I really want to know what is missing. If you have concrete examples of problems, add them e.g. here tex.stackexchange.com/q/454031/2388, or a my github account. But beside this: it is your choice, but imho xelatex won't in the near feature offer font expansion. – Ulrike Fischer Oct 13 '18 at 22:34
  • @UlrikeFischer Oh, sorry that my reply came across that way 😬. I don’t specifically have any examples of ‘bad’ rendering in LuaLaTeX – it is just sort of an aside. I guess maybe you are right – although I will first try getting better justification in XeLaTeX by tweaking some parameters though. Hopefully I will be able to get back to the standard LuaLaTeX and font expansion set, but I doubt it. – Aramis Razzaghipour Oct 13 '18 at 22:44

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