Questions tagged [letterspacing]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
1answer
45 views

Error with lualatex in TeX Live 2021 when using LetterSpace feature in combination with \emph and -

The following example compiles on a TeX Live 2020 system (This is LuaHBTeX, Version 1.12.0 (TeX Live 2020)), but fails on a most recent TeX Live 2021 (This is LuaHBTeX, Version 1.13.2 (TeX Live 2021) ...
2
votes
1answer
25 views

Line-width distributed letter-spacing with \newcommand macros

I am using the soul package to produce "distributed" text. That is, text that is automatically spaced such that it fills the entire line. This works great, but now what I want to do is use a ...
2
votes
2answers
94 views

Avoid line stretching automatically

I would like to avoid at all cost line stretching, without forcing it manually. I will provide you with an example to clarify what I mean. Here it is the code: \documentclass{article} \begin{...
2
votes
0answers
61 views

How can I change tracking (letter spacing) for unicode-math with LuaLaTeX?

I'm using a text font for math with unicode-math. I tried setting the math font with option LetterSpace, but unicode-math doesn't care about font feature settings of text fonts... \documentclass{...
4
votes
1answer
62 views

Automatically formating all-caps passages with lualatex

I want to apply specific formatting to all all-caps passages in a longer text, specifically tracking/letterspacing using fontspec's mechanism, so it can be adjusted for different font-styles. I have a ...
1
vote
0answers
52 views

Tracking (microtype) causes different results within \makebox

Why is the tracking for small caps text different in \makebox and how can I get an equal result? % !TeX TS-program = lualatex \documentclass{book} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage[% tracking=...
3
votes
1answer
32 views

Why are xlop commands producing horizontally smashed output when using \RequirePackage{xlop} in a custom document class?

test.tex: \documentclass{testclass} \begin{document} Some text. \opadd{34}{45} \end{document} testclass.cls: \ProvidesClass{testclass} \RequirePackage{xlop} \LoadClass{article} is producing: ...
2
votes
1answer
59 views

Cursive letter and spaces between lines

I am using cursive letter with lined page. However, the lined style appear only the first page. My questions are: how can I insert lined rules on all pages? When I insert enumerate environment, the ...
1
vote
1answer
98 views

ConTeXt: Letterspacing in style alternative

I want to create a new style alternative, which would allow me to change the text and font (to uppercase bold in this example) while also increasing the letterspacing. However, trying to do this leads ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

\textls letterspacing and parbox

I have a hack for fitting as much text as possible in a 2-line parbox using \textls (microtype package). Here is the code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[cyr]{...
1
vote
1answer
52 views

decrease monotype letter spacing in lstlisting

I'm using listings to display code in my document and tgheros font. How can I decrease the monotype letter spacing for code listings? % in my preamble \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{tgheros} % ...
1
vote
2answers
157 views

underfull hbox (badness 10000) warning and line breakage inside algorithm in two column page

I am trying to create a pseudocode for algorithm in a two column page but I am getting this warning of underfull hbox (badness 10000). Moreover, my lines are either getting broken with wide spacing ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

Latex nomenclature - unwanted space between some letters?

I have a problem with the \nomenclature in Latex. In two cases (strangely when I use the word 'Effect'), the spacing between the first three letters in the description appears to be larger (please see ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

Babel seems to break letterspacing of soul package

This is a MWE of a book I'm working on. \documentclass[10pt,twoside]{book} % \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage{soul} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \pagestyle{fancy} \renewcommand{...
2
votes
1answer
71 views

How to get a shorter hyphen in text mode?

I'm creating a title page with large fonts, in French, and I really hate the usual hyphen for such a big title. So I'm looking for a shorter hyphen, something elegant and simple. Here's a MWE ...
0
votes
1answer
76 views

I cannot change LetterSpacing when using a newfontfamily with lualatex

I'm using Montserrat as a custom font for my latex document and I would like to change the font weight and letter spacing for my text. I've figured out how to change the font weight and change the ...
1
vote
1answer
55 views

How to fit parentheses (Guillemets) into a single line in LaTeX

I'm looking for a way to process parentheses so that they don't come at the end or beginning of a line. The typography of parentheses in French (« ») doesn't like to isolate either of the parentheses ...
2
votes
2answers
58 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
110 views

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)....
0
votes
0answers
78 views

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 ...
6
votes
3answers
188 views

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}{} ...
2
votes
2answers
247 views

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?
4
votes
0answers
81 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
61 views

How can I make my LaTeX text look like Knuth's CWEB text?

I think this font is cmr, but what about the spacing?
0
votes
0answers
18 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
112 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
121 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
76 views

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)? ...
1
vote
0answers
64 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
142 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
79 views

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 ...
14
votes
1answer
1k views

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) ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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 \...
1
vote
2answers
73 views

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} \...
7
votes
1answer
20k views

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 ...
16
votes
1answer
813 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
498 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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) ...
3
votes
1answer
230 views

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: ...
1
vote
3answers
97 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
198 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
181 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
160 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
108 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
600 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
533 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
188 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
454 views

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 ...
21
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...