The package "microtype" seems to have no effect, especially the tracking for small caps. I work with Texmaker.

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[ngerman]{babel}
\usepackage{parskip}
\usepackage{kpfonts}

\usepackage[tracking=true]{microtype}
\DeclareMicrotypeSet*[tracking]{my}{font=*/*/*/sc/*}
\SetTracking{encoding=*,shape=sc}{500}

\begin{document}

\textsc{Einleitung}

Ein gerades Gebilde $ABC$ und ein Ebenenbüschel $PQR$, dessen Axe $s$ mit
dem Träger $u$ des geraden Gebildes keinen Punkt gemein hat, sollen in einem
und demselben Sinne beschrieben heissen, wenn in dem geraden Gebilde der Sinn
$u(PQR)$ mit dem Sinne $ABC$ und also in dem Ebenenbüschel der Sinn $s(ABC)$
mit dem Sinne $PQR$ übereinstimmt.

\end{document}
  • 1
    Are you using pdfTeX? This microtype feature doesn't work under XeTeX. – Phelype Oleinik Nov 7 at 20:51
  • The code example is missing a document class, but if I add \documentclass{article} and compile with pdfLaTeX (\usepackage[T1]{fontenc} should not be used with XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX, so pdfLaTeX seemed to be the best guess) I see a stark effect of \SetTracking{encoding=*,shape=sc}{500} in \textsc{Einleitung}. Please add a \documentclass to your code example, upload a screenshot of the result when you compile this exact example and add any warning or errors from your log file to your question. If you want you upload the entire log to a website such as pastebin.com – moewe Nov 8 at 7:46

My problem is solved. Your answer brought me to the right track: When I was inserting the \documentclass, I realised that I hat the draft option:

\documentclass[11pt,draft]{article}

For this reason the microtype package does not work. After removing the draft option (or leaving it and setting the final option for the microtype package) all works. Thank you very much!

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