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CTAN package update: microtype

Date: March 24, 2005 2:21:23 PM CET
The package described below has been updated on tug.ctan.org and should soon make its way to your favorite mirror. Thanks for the update, 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 1.7: * Possibility to specify ranges of font sizes in the set declarations and protrusion/expansion settings * Always take font size into account when trying to find protrusion/expansion settings * New command \LoadMicroTypeFile to manually load a font configuration file * New option `verbose=errors' to turn all warnings into errors * Compatibility with the `chemsym' and `statex' package's * Disable expansion inside \showhyphens * Warning when running in draft mode * Hook for font package authors - - ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 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
Version2.7d 2019-11-18
Copyright2004–2019 Robert Schlicht
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