Questions tagged [letterspacing]

Letterspacing, or tracking, is the uniform adjustment of the space between letters of a font. Not to be confused with kerning.

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Spread letters along a certain distance

I'm aware of \makebox[*length*][s]{t e x t}, but I have to put spaces between each character. If I have a pretty long text it feels uncomfortable. I've seen this answer by egreg and it works almost ...
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letterspace does not work with XeTeX

I'm trying to recreate a document. While i have the font that was used, the kerning comes out a little different from what it is in the original (which was created using some DTP program i do not own)....
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Why doesn't microtype increase tracking for non-small caps?

Originally, I faced the following problem: In my document, I have lots of products with each of the factors having lots of sub- and superscripts attached, so I wondered whether spacing out the factors ...
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How to spread out the letters a little bit when using text decoration?

The default text-decoration letters look a little bit squished together: I can manually make them the way I want by changing gather to g{\kern1pt a}{\kern1pt t}{\kern1pt h}{\kern1pt e}{\kern1pt r}{} ...
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Is there a way to get wider spacing between the letters?

I need to achieve something like this. I think using \hspace between each letter is not the best way, is there an alternative solution?
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Fontspec shifts some diacritics marks when LetterSpacing

The fontspec feature LetterSpacing does not give the same result with a letter typed in ASCII form (e.g. \^E ) that when it is typed in UTF-8 form (e.g. Ê). The log file of the joined ECM shows that ...
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How can I make my LaTeX text look like Knuth's CWEB text?

I think this font is cmr, but what about the spacing?
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latexmk generates oddly spaced letters

In the following text the words sich and kostenlose have oddly spaced letters in them, specifically i, c and e. How can I fix this? I am using latexmk version 4.61 and MiKTeX. Here is my working ...
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Math kerning for entire document

My question today is: How can I adjust the kerning for the math environment of the entire document? I am aware of the typical ways to add space, including \, etc., but I was hoping to make the spaces ...
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Should “font tuning” of IEEEtran be disabled when using the microtype package with the IEEEtran class?

According to the documentation of the IEEEtran class, IEEEtran normally alters the default interword spacing to be like that used in IEEE publications. The result is text that requires less ...
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What is the proper way of spacing in parallel text

I am facing a spacing difference in both the sides of a parallel text, i was not able to find the solution for that how to make equal spacing in both the sides. Here is my MWE \documentclass[twoside,...
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Spacing of ordinary atoms in mathmode

Is there a way to generically enlarge the spacing between simple symbols in mathmode (not asking for spacing around operators nor for individually applying commands such as \! for each whitespace)? ...
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How to avoid large spacing within a document in latex

How to avoid the extra spaces in latex document, here i am facing the spacing from . to Kadokave, i am writing a large number of such texts assuming it may happen in some other lines also. Here is my ...
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Automatic letter spacing in narrow columns

Is there any possibility how to automatically stretch letter spaces in narrow columns to get fully justified text like that in the middle? Picture below is from soul package manual. Here is my ...
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Writing Nukleotide motifs

Is there a way to write nukleotide motifs like the one in the picture? There are 4 letters and each is color coded. If there are multiple options for one position all options are written underneath ...
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Unclarities about Microtype's default options

I delved deeper into the details of the microtype package to get the best results and perhaps not the safest results. Four things are still unclear after reading the manual, hence a post here. (1) ...
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Bibliography appearing twice in Table of Contents

I have two issues in my Table of Contents. Bibliography appearing twice in Table of Contents Title of Table of Content has improper spacing Latex below: 1. For Bibliography \phantomsection \...
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how to give track value (letter spacing between characters) in folios

My requirement is, need to give positive track (i.e., increase letterspacing between characters) in running heads and folios (page numbers), for this I'm using the below code: \documentclass{book} \...
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Gradient symbols and letter f mtpro2

So I notice that the spacing between \nabla and f in math mode when using mtpro2 is really wide (for me, at least). Here is the result of typing \nabla f with mtpro2. I wonder if there is a way we ...
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Why Does Word Spacing Change Drastically When Using Libertine/Libertinus with the Various LaTeX Engines?

I was just messing around in LaTeX with the libertine and libertinus packages, and noticed that switching from LaTeX to XeLaTex to LuaLaTeX all produced PDFs that were mostly the same length, except ...
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If TeX / LaTeX modifies the spacing between individual letters

Wondering if there is any compression / expansion of the between-letter spacing done in TeX / LaTeX. In looking at the font specs, I noticed they only have 2 horizontal properties: advance width and ...
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Reduce vertical space above recipient name & address in moderncv cover letter

I am using moderncv, classic style, with the picture & my info on the right. In the cover letter, I want to reduce the vertical space above the recipient name/address (labelled 'A' in the pic) ...
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Unwanted spaces between characters in math mode

When typesetting $INDEX^{LOYALTY}$ in math mode, I realize that it creates a space in between Character Y and A. I just wonder if there is any way to remove this unwanted gap. My code is as follows: ...
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How can I prevent insufficient spacing between a letter with a bar and a calligraphic letter in superscript

When using a bar over a letter in math mode and then having certain calligraphic letters in superscript, the letters overlap with the bar or are at least very close to the letter with the bar. This ...
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Change Letter Spacing for equal word length

I'm trying to write a list of word. More precisely a table of 6x50 words. The words are different are are compose by 3 to 6 letters. Thus teire are differente length. But I need to equalize length of ...
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Letterspaced texttyper text with identical width for inter-word spaces

I like to use LaTeX to place some text on top of an existing PDF form, so I don't have to fill it out by hand. For this I'm using microtypes letterspacing feature to stretch the upper-case text across ...
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Modify letterspacing in \chapter, \section etc

I try to create a design similar to this one: As you can see, the space between each letter is a bit longer than by default, which is great when typesetting something in capitals. I saw the following ...
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Word spacing with tracking in lualatex

What is the right way to do tracking in LuaLaTeX at the moment? My problem is basically the same as in the older question Problem with interword spacing in LuaLaTeX. However, the answer given by ...
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XeTeX Intercharacter spacing in Thai

I have been attempting to create a double column report style for Thai documents but had a difficult time trying to find documentation. So we did stumble on a hint for inserting intercharacter after ...
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Set a value for \letterspace feature of fontspec package

I have found that with XeTeX and fontspec package using the following value {\addfontfeature{LetterSpace=15em plus.1em minus.1em} instead of e.g. {\addfontfeature{LetterSpace=15} it gives good ...
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Appendix dotted leader and spacing in the title of appendix

Here is how my appendix looks like in TOC, How do I fix the spacing in the title and the dot leader of the Appendix? I can fix this by using tocstyle=auto, but when I do that it messes up my toc in a ...
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Add tracking (letterspacing) to headers - first attempt with soul

thanks to Bernard's answer to my last question, I was able to obtain the ToC page appearance I wanted. Now I'm facing one last (hopefully) issue: the fact is that I thought that I could add some ...
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Variable letter spacing?

I am using this code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{fontspec} %\defaultfontfeatures{LetterSpace=5} \setmainfont{Latin Modern Roman} \hyphenchar\font=-1 % disabling ...
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How to letter space (German) abbreviations automatically

In German abbreviations like "z. B." should be written with a space in between. In good old typewriter days the usual way to write them was without space. And even today I often type them without a ...
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Letterspacing (tracking) with fontspec

As I'm reading the fontspec manual it seems like I should be able to loosen the tracking of a line of type like this: \documentclass[border=1mm]{standalone} \usepackage{fontspec} \addfontfeature{...
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Automatically adjust interletter spacing (tracking) in XeTeX

Background: We know that getting fully justified text, without resorting to hyphenation, is a hard problem and invariably requires awful spaces. The situation would be slightly improved if inter-...
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Improving spacing to previous word when redefining \emph to use letter spacing

The most common way to emphasise in German (and probably other) blackletter typesetting was to use letter-spacing (Sperrsatz in German). I am attempting to implement a way to effectively redefine the \...
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Odd effect of font encoding on titles, spacing, etc

My understanding of what \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} does is based on: Why should I use \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}? In other words, I use it for better rendering of fonts for letters containing e.g. an ...
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Adjusting word space with letterspace in small caps [duplicate]

I'm trying to set up a nice letterspacing for the small caps of my main font. The problem arises because, by letterspacing, inter word spacing are somewhat less distinguishable from the inter-letter ...
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fontspec's LetterSpace behaves differently in xetex and luatex

In xetex, activating the LetterSpace option for small caps adds extra space when a small caps letter is directly followed by a lowercase latter, but has no effect when a lower case letter is directly ...
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Inserting a single space in integral

I'm trying to type up my homework, and I can't seem to figure out how to insert a blank horizontal space in this integral like my professor did... His: Mine: I'm using $$\iint_S \left(\nabla \...
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Draw a short, inter-letter vertical line without affecting letter spacing

I want to draw small, thin separators between letters, without changing the letter spacing (tracking) in Xetex. Here's a failed attempt with \rule: \documentclass{minimal} \setlength{\parindent}{0cm}...
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LetterSpace (tracking) of monospace fonts in Xetex/fontspec

How can I increase the letterspacing (tracking) of monospace fonts in Xetex? This doesn't seem to work: \documentclass{minimal} \setlength{\parindent}{0cm} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} \...
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Combining letter spacing and different font weights in section heading

I want a to define a section heading that features: a light and a bold font weight adjusted letter spacing a local truetype font (fontspec package) correct referencing in pdf table of contents This ...
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How to do letter-spacing for a single word?

How can I reduce space between letters for a specific word in my LaTeX document? I prefer not to use any additional package.
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Single quote mark spacing problem

Using ShareLaTex, when I enter the line: . . . range of \textquoteleft interpretive tendencies\textquoteright or adjacent . . . The result that comes back is: . . . range of 'interpretive ...
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Letter space align

So I am writing an assignment for that requires me to list out a permutation of letters. I currently have something like this How do I make it so that each letter in the second row is directly ...
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Discretionary macro doesn't work with microtype and Adobe Garamond Pro in LuaLaTeX [closed]

I've run into a problem with the combination of microtype package (v2.6a), LuaLaTeX (Version beta-0.80.0 (TeX Live 2015) (rev 5238)) and Adobe Garamond Pro font, when macro \discretionary doesn't work ...
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LuaLaTeX scrlttr2 letterbody indent Text

I found a section describing the letterbody in the manual but no advice how to position the section horizontal. The problem is that with the workaround to make the Text "Betreff:" or "E-Mail:" go I ...
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Creating proper automatic text spacing in a custom command using siunitx

I created two custom command such that I could get a properly formatted micro and nanometer suffixes without too much a hastle by using the siunitx package as follows: \newcommand{\nm}{\si{\nano\...