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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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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\...
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Extra blank pages in memoir when using \part

Every now and then (seemingly with no pattern) the command \part and is calling extra blank pages in my document. I used to be using \documentclass[letterpaper,12pt,twoside,onecolumn,openright]{...
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Change tracking for sans serif font

I want to change the tracking (space between the characters) for a sans serif font. I found that I can use the microtype package to change the tracking of the smallcaps font (\textsc{foo}), but I can'...
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automatically pleasant spacing in the dot product

A followup to transpose and dot superscripts spacing , What is the best symbol for vector/matrix transpose?, Get rid of useless space between a symbol and a following superscript \top, and similar: ...
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Letterspacing memoir chapnamefont

I am using the companion chapterstyle within the memoir class with XeTeX. To customize the chapter title, I adapted memoir.cls slightly: \makechapterstyle{companion}{% \chapterstyle{default} \...
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Appearance of \tiny or \scriptsize Fontsize in LaTeX (horizontal stretch)

The fontsize commands for fontsizes smaller than \normalsize stretch the aspect ratio of the letters or stretch the letters itself plus their spacing instead of properly scaling the text in width and ...
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Why doesn't fontspec LetterSpace and WordSpace apply to ':' and '/' in a url?

I'd like to widen the space between each character in mono-spaced contexts (e.g. \url{} and coding example blocks). I figured fontspec's LetterSpace and WordSpace options would be the simplest way to ...
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Inconsistent letterspacing (interword space) in pdflatex vs lualatex

In my documents I prefer text in small- and all-caps to be letter spaced. To that end I am using the letterspacing capabilities of the microtype package. Until now (with version 2.5 of microtype) I ...
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Format the chapter name to have letterspacing

I'm using the memoir class, and the microtype and titlesec packages. I have the chapter names appearing in smallcaps, and I would like the spacing between the letters increased a little bit. Here's ...
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LetterSpace without \usepackage{fontspec}

I need to increase the LetterSpace of a piece of my text. I know that it is possible with this code: \usepackage{fontspec} \NewDocumentCommand{\allcaps}{m}{% {\addfontfeatures{LetterSpace=7.5}#1}% ...
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Why does the limit of my sum sometimes go underneath and others to the right?

I have the same summation but sometimes the bottom limit appears underneath as I want, and others it jumps to the right? Is there any way to ensure the limit sit underneath? These sit to the right. ...
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Make cramped style ignore non-sub- and superscripts

The mathtools package provides the wonderful \cramped command to force a cramped style for sub- and superscripts. Maybe it's a bad habit, but I tend to wrap entire inline formulas in that command when ...
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LuaLatex removes ligatures with LetterSpace [closed]

If I compile the following (M)WE with LuaLatex, all the possible ligatures are removed. This does not happen with the standard font or if I remove the \defaultfontfeatures{LetterSpace=1} or if I set ...
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Letter spacing and ligatures [closed]

Is there a way to slightly increase letter spacing (tracking) using microtype package and not to lose the ligatures—especially not those starting with ‘f’—other then putting all the “fi“ and “fl“ and “...
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Spacing is off with convenience command

I want to define a command called \ksp{} that looks like this: \newcommand*{\ksp}{K_{sp}} However, this function gives an error if it's not invoked in math mode. See example here. \documentclass{...