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CTAN package update: microtype

Date: June 24, 2005 2:54:07 PM CEST
A package has been updated on tug.ctan.org and should soon appear at your favorite mirror. Thank you 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 1.8: ======================= * New option `config' to load a different main configuration file * New option `unit' to measure protrusion factors relative to a dimension instead of the character width * New command \DeclareMicrotypeSetDefault to declare the default font sets * Renamed commands from \..MicroType.. to \..Microtype.. * If font substitution has occurred, the settings for the substitute will be used instead of those for the selected font * Protrusion settings for AMS math fonts * Protrusion settings for Times in LY1 encoding completed * The `allmath' font set also includes U encoding * 8-bit characters in the configuration files finally work as advertised, even if made active by the `csquotes' package * When using the `ledmac' package, character protrusion will work for the first time ever (requires pdfTeX version 1.30 or later) - - ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 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.

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