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CTAN package update: microtype

Date: February 3, 2006 5:59:46 PM CET
The package listed below has been updated at tug.ctan.org and should soon make their way to your favorite mirror. Thank you; have a nice weekend, Jim ====================================================================== 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 1.9c:
* protrusion settings for URW Garamond (ugm) * add example for context sensitive setup to the documentation * fix two minor bugs (one of them introduced in 1.9b) Changes in version 1.9b:
* fix for possible incompatibility with the listings package * add samples of micro-typographic extensions to the documentation * beta: register \textls and \lsstyle commands with soul's scanner
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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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