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CTAN package update: microtype

Date: October 28, 2005 1:09:21 PM CEST
A package has been updated on tug.ctan.org and should soon make its way to your favorite mirror. Thank you, Jim Hefferon ====================================================================== The following information was provided by the package's contributor. Name of contribution: microtype Author's name: R Schlicht Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/microtype Summary description: An interface to the micro-typographic extensions of pdfTeX License type: lppl Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
Changes in version 1.9 ======================= * Support for context-sensitive setup; different settings may be applied to different parts of the document (e.g. depending on the language); new command \microtypecontext to change the configuration context; new key `context' for the configuration commands * New command \DisableLigatures to disable ligatures of a font or set of fonts; this is especially useful for T1 encoded typewriter fonts (requires pdfTeX version 1.30 or later) * New key `font' to add single fonts to the font sets * New key `preset' to set all characters to the specified value before loading the lists * Support for the Polish OT4 encoding (protrusion, expansion, inheritance) * Support for the Vietnamese T5 encoding (protrusion, expansion, inheritance) * `unit=relative' renamed to `unit=character' * `DVIoutput' will work with TeXLive 2004 A preview of the next version is also included, which supports the new experimental extensions of pdfTeX: adjustment of interword spacing (glue) and the possibility to specify additional character kerning. The former may improve the appearance of the text even more, the latter allows for instance to insert small spaces before certain characters (e. g., for typesetting in the French tradition) without having to use active characters; also, letterspacing can be implemented in a robust way (albeit prohibiting hyphenation -- this may change in the future!). Currently, these extensions are only available through patches from http://pdftex.sarovar.org/. To generate the extended version of the `microtype' package and its documentation, simply remove the comments before `\betatrue’ near the beginning of microtype.ins and microtype.dtx. Changes in version 2.0-beta ============================ * Support for the new experimental extensions of pdfTeX: adjustment of interword spacing (glue), and additional kerning (requires pdfTeX 1.30.3 plus patches); new commands \SetExtraSpacing and \SetExtraKerning; new options `spacing', `kerning' * New option `babel' to activate automatic adjustment to the `babel' package * New commands \textls and \lsstyle for letterspacing
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microtype – Subliminal refinements towards typographical perfection

The package provides a interface to the micro-typographic extensions that were introduced by pdf and have since also propagated to and Lua: most prominently, character protrusion and font expansion, furthermore the adjustment of interword spacing and additional kerning, as well as hyphenatable letterspacing (tracking) and the possibility to disable all or selected ligatures.

These features may be applied to customisable sets of fonts, and all micro-typographic aspects of the fonts can be configured in a straight-forward and flexible way. Settings for various fonts are provided.

Note that character protrusion requires pdf, Lua, or . Font expansion works with pdf or Lua. The package will by default enable protrusion and expansion if they can safely be assumed to work. Disabling ligatures requires pdf or Lua, while the adjustment of interword spacing and of kerning only works with pdf. Letterspacing is available with pdf or Lua.

The alternative package ‘letterspace’, which also works with plain , provides the user commands for letterspacing only, omitting support for all other extensions.

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