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CTAN Update: microtype

Date: March 14, 2013 12:46:32 PM CET
R Schlicht submitted an update to the microtype package. Summary description: Subliminal refinements towards typographical perfection License type: lppl Announcement text:
After a ridiculously long "beta" phase (for which I apologise to all users), the current version of microtype is finally back on CTAN. New features of version 2.5 include: * Support for the fontspec and xunicode packages, viz. for OpenType fonts with LuaTeX and XeTeX * Support for protrusion with XeTeX * Support for tracking/letterspacing with LuaTeX * Allow context-sensitive setup with LuaTeX * Protrusion settings for Latin Modern Roman (OpenType) * Protrusion settings for Charis SIL (OpenType) * Protrusion settings for Palatino Linotype (OpenType)
This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/microtype . More information is at http://www.ctan.org/pkg/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 .
Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Rainer Schöpf

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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