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{microtype} is a package that provides a LaTeX interface to the micro-typographic features of pdfTeX, LuaTeX and XeTeX, most prominently, character protrusion and font expansion.

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nonfrenchspacing error missing package?

My tex file works fine as long as I don't put my bibliography inside, in which case I get the error (microtype) \nonfrenchspacing is active. Adjustment of (microtype) interword spacing will disable ...
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compatibility with newpxmath and microtype [closed]

When I use newpxmath in conjunction with microtype I get several error massage: Package microtype Warning: Font 'U/npxsym/m/n/20.74' does not specify its \fontdimen 6 (width of an `em')! Therefore, ...
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CAS bundle (an Elsevier document class) - pdfTeX error (font expansion): auto expansion is only possible with scalable fonts

I'm writing a scientific article using CAS bundle from Elsevier, which is a double-column format. This how my document looks. \documentclass[a4paper,fleqn]{cas-dc} \usepackage[numbers]{natbib} \...
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Right aligned lines mismatch when enabling microtype

I have a document which has a right aligned two line header. Said header is created using scrlayer-scrpage. When I also try to enable the microtype package the two lines do not line up at the right ...
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microtype justification not working on unnumbered section

I am trying to write a paper using \twocolumn and \microtype. Justification looks pretty good in the text, but not in the section (it protrudes into the second column). How can I stop that? Thank you! ...
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Spacing out factors in products

In a document like \documentclass{scrartcl} \begin{document} $f f_g h^{i_jk^l} m$ \end{document is it possible to increase the spacing in top level products locally/globally? The desired output ...
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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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Glossaries bite microtype?

Looks like glossaries doesn't like letter spacing adjustments: whenever I add \textls adjustments to a name in the glossary, the entry is no longer listed under its initial letter, but shows up under ...
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dvipdfmx and dvips do not expand fonts properly with lualatex in DVI mode

dvilualatex with microtype is supposed to support expansion, even in DVI mode. And indeed it seems to work when producing the DVI file. But then the generated file does not actually include expanded ...
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Microtype: How to disable protrusion for single characters?

I want to disable the protrusion for endashes and emdashes. The line filling does not look good there ... But how to do so? According to the answers here, I tried to manipulate the font packages but ...
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Conflict between Minion Math font and math-mode siunitx?

Update 3 07FEB2020: When I replace Minion Math with Asana Math, it also doesn't compile! Seems like only certain fonts work, so it must be a siunitx or unicode-math issue... Update 2 of 06FEB2020: It ...
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Microtype expansion gets disabled when fontsize is changed! (lualatex)

It seems like microtype's expansion gets disabled when fontsize is changed from default fontsize. Here are two pieces of code, in the first one expansion does work, in the second one it does not (as ...
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Prevent microtype's textls from add space before word division hyphen

Is there any way to prevent microtype's textls from add space before word division hyphen? \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{book} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{texgyretermes} \usepackage[letterspace=...
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Making microtype match TeXLive2019 on arXiv (TeXLive2016)

If I compile the same document locally, with pdflatex shipped with TeXLive2019 installed, I get a different pdf than if I compile the same sources on arXiv, which currently uses TeXLive2016. I ...
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How to Stretch Font Vertically—INLINE—without \scalebox?

Closely Related: Stretching text vertically Is it possible to stretch a font vertically—INLINE—without using \scalebox? For example, I would like to have a paragraph with italicized text, or small ...
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Disable microtype warning

My document compiled without warning, I was so proud of it. I updated texlive this morning and suddenly my document produces a warning :( LaTeX Warning: Command \showhyphens has changed. ...
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Xelatex not recognizing fonts installed

I'm using Linux Mint, and I'm collaborating in a project of a book. There are many custom packages created, and one of them in respect of the fonts. The fonts defined are: \RequirePackage{ifthen} \...
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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 does TeX do to make text more beautiful? (Answer: four things.)

This original question was: Are fonts rendered more beautifully with LaTeX than with other systems, such as Word? The larger question really is: Beyond overall document layout, what specifically ...
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microtype does not load particular configuration file

The following example via XeLaTeX \documentclass{article} \usepackage{microtype} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{TeX Gyre Termes} \begin{document} Test \end{document} produces a log file ...
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Justification broken

I recently had problems with the text justification. Most of these have been resolved by the simple adding of the microtype package. However, I still have one broken justification in my text: I ...
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Is it tolerable to force hyphenation in English one-syllable words in small layouts?

I already know English language does not allow hyphenation of one-syllable words, that is why I am not asking this question on english.sx. But I am facing a typesetting task (humanities) with a very ...
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“Unknown slot number of character” with microtype and siunitx

This MWE produces the following warnings: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{microtype} \usepackage[detect-all]{siunitx} \begin{document} \num{1e-3} \end{document} I receive 5 warnings similar ...
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`microtype`: Set Minimum Width of a Space

Problem Description I am a newbie. I use microtype package. I would like to set the minimum width of a space to a width of a regular space. However, with default settings, it is shrinked too much and ...
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adding microtype package produces invalid DVI error when using fouriernc package

This MWE \documentclass[11pt,notitlepage]{article} \raggedbottom \usepackage{fouriernc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[activate={true,nocompatibility},final,tracking=true, ...
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Kerning for subscripts of \sigma?

Is there any way to reduce the distance inside σ₀ and between \sigma and its subscript in general in the following setup automatically? That is, each time you type in \sigma_0 (or \sigma_1 etc.), you ...
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Unable to supress ligatures in headings which are set in Caps

I am aware that similar questions have been asked a few times. However, none of the answers solved my problem. This Answer says that it is a bug in luaotfload. But I'm already using a newer version (2....
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incompatibility between tikzposter class, microtype and hyperref package

MWE: \documentclass{tikzposter} \usepackage{microtype} \usepackage{hyperref} % Ref: https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/254257/tikzposter-and-doi-package-conflict \def\HyperFirstAtBeginDocument#...
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Microtype package produces warning when using LuaTex

I am receiving the following warning message whenever I include microtype: Module microtype Warning: overwriting function `keepligature' on input line 59 Here is a minimum working example: \...
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Mixing fonts and microtype settings

I am defining fall backs for missing glyphs in a font and I am partly building on @egreg's answer to this question. Here's a MWE (never mind that the actual replacement defined here makes little ...
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microtype error with lualatex: “attempt to call field warning a nil value”

no answer needed, I'm adding the question as reference After todays update of luaotfload microtype gives an error when used with lualatex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{microtype} \begin{...
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Microtypography protrusion with Polish quotation marks

I use pdfLaTeX with Polish documents. In Polish quotation marks look like this: „Lorem”. With package polski, one can use them in LaTeX with ,,Lorem''. All was well, but I recently discovered the ...
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Setting TOC page number font options

I have a latex document that looks something like this \documentclass{report} \usepackage[activate={true,nocompatibility},final,tracking=true,kerning=true,spacing=true,factor=1100,stretch=10,shrink=...
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microtype: \texls has no effect

I use microtype's \textls in combination with fontspec to change the tracking of text, and until recently, this worked as it should. Recently, it seems to have stopped to work with fonts other than ...
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microtype - pdftex 1.40 required - but installed

I have the following MWE \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{report} \usepackage[english, ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[activate={true,nocompatibility},final,tracking=true,kerning=true,spacing=true,factor=...
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width of (\alph*) labels

I made a list using enumitem and \begin{enumerate}[label=(\alph*)] ... \end{enumerate} The resulting labels are, to me, annoyingly uneven. Notice that (b) is much wider than (c) in the image below. ...
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How to mark the space between words

I would like to make the space between words of a text "more visible". Is there a way to colorize the word-space in a text?
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How to fix scrlayer-scrpage / microtype kerning issue?

I am experiencing a weird interaction between scrlayer-scrpage package from Koma Script and a custom microtype setting. I am using scrartcl class together with Minion Pro font and scrlayer-scrpage. I ...
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Line breaks not appearing in optimal location

For some reason, despite using the microtype package, I cannot fix some overfilling in a paragraph, as can be seen in the image below. I would prefer a line break immediately after the open bracket ...
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Inline list: How to insert a non-stretching but line-breaking thin space?

This is a follow-up to How to insert a non-stretching but line-breaking thin space?, but in reference to an inline list. The MWE below attempts to use each of the solutions mentioned there, but the ...
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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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Problems with accsupp and microtype

I was building on egreg's solution to this question to provide missing accented characters for my document. I also added accsupp to make sure that the text is searchable. Unfortunately, there seems ...
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Any way whatsoever to get font expansion in XeLaTeX

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 (...
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Pre-built preamble with LuaLaTeX and microtype

I have been trying to get super-fast compiles with LuaLaTeX by using a pre-built preamble for my documents. However, every time I try to compile, I get this error: No file main.aux. [\directlua]:1: ...
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LaTeX won't hyphenate a word in sectioning header

I have a long subsection title, and it is resulting in the warning Overfull \hbox because LaTeX does not hyphenate the word "recherche" : \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[french]{babel} \...
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Tuning Paragraph shape for makeup

Recently I happened to process ~4500 paragraphes in my 6-volum book set, ~1500 A4 pages, and I had many operations for page-proofing (widow and orphan control, amount of lines of last paragraph of the ...
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Microtype and Minion Pro

Before I formatted my computer (Windows 7 Pro 64 bit) I had MiKTeX (32 bit installed) and with respect to Minion Pro everything was smooth. I have been using ShareLaTeX since then and today I ...
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How can I improve the kerning of citation footnotes made with natbib?

I'm writing an article that requires the natbib package for citations, and I'm using the super and compress options. Right now I'm "manually" placing the citation outside of punctuation, as in Hello ...
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classicthesis StrSubstitute and accented character

I have a "second order" incompatibility problem between: classicthesis, StrSubstitute and accented characters. Here is a MWE: \documentclass[italian]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[...
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microtype warning about “slots” and “text commands”

I’m writing a multilingual document using XeLaTeX, the scrreprt document class, and the XeCJK and microtype packages (loaded in that order). MWE (with the font properly installed on my system): \...

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