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CTAN has a new package: microtype

Date: September 11, 2004 3:26:37 PM CEST
A new package has been installed on tug.ctan.org and should soon get to your favorite mirror. Thanks for the upload, 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: - - ---------------------------------------------------------------------- The `microtype' package provides a LaTeX interface to pdfTeX's micro-typographic extensions: character protrusion and font expansion. It allows to restrict character protrusion and/or font expansion to a certain set of fonts, and to configure micro-typographic aspects of the fonts in a straight-forward and flexible way. Settings for various fonts are provided. Note: Font expansion and character protrusion only works with the pdfTeX compiler, at least version 0.14f, resp. version 1.20a, for automatic font expansion. - - ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can have a look at the package at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/microtype although you may get a better network connection by visiting a mirror of CTAN that is near to you; see http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/README.mirrors

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.

Packagemicrotype
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