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Date: January 15, 2007 5:51:04 AM CET
The package below has been updated at tug.ctan.org and these changes should soon reach your favorite mirror. Thank you, Jim Hefferon Saint Michael's College ......................................................................... The following information was provided by our fellow 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:
pdfTeX 1.40, which was released recently, introduces some new micro-typographic extensions: * robust and hyphenatable letterspacing (tracking), * adjustment of interword spacing (depending on the preceding character), * additional kerning. The microtype package had already supported these extensions in its beta version -- now, with version 2.0 of microtype, they are supported officially. Additionally, a new package `letterspace' is included, which only provides the letterspacing commands. Changes in version 2.0: ======================== * Support for the new extensions of pdfTeX version 1.40: - tracking/letterspacing (new options `tracking', `letterspace', new command \SetTracking) - adjustment of interword spacing (glue) (new option `spacing', new command \SetExtraSpacing) - additional kerning (new option `kerning', new command \SetExtraKerning) * New commands \textls and \lsstyle for ad-hoc letterspacing (These two commands are alternatively also available with the new package `letterspace' -- a stripped-down version of microtype; much like the `soul' package, but entirely robust) * New option `babel’ for automatic micro-typographic adjustment to the selected language * New font sets: `smallcaps', `footnotesize', `scriptsize'
This package is located at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/microtype . More information is at http://tug.ctan.org/cgi-bin/ctanPackageInformation.py?id=microtype (if the package is new it may take a day for that information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

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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