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README.md

The microtype package

Subliminal refinements towards typographical perfection

(v2.7d – 2019/11/18)

Overview

The microtype package provides a interface to the micro-typographic extensions that were introduced by pdf and have since also propagated to Lua and : 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 (version 0.14f or later), Lua, or (at least version 0.9997). Font expansion works with pdf (version 1.20 for automatic expansion) or Lua. The package will by default enable protrusion and expansion if they can safely be assumed to work. Disabling ligatures requires pdf (at least version 1.30) or Lua, while the adjustment of interword spacing and of kerning only works with pdf (at least 1.40). Letterspacing is available with pdf (1.40) or Lua (0.62).

The alternative package letterspace, which also works with plain , provides the user commands for letterspacing only, omitting support for all other extensions.

The documentation can be found in microtype.pdf.

Installation

To install the package, use one of the following methods (in decreasing order of simplicity):

  • Use the package manager of your system (Live: tlmgr install microtype; MiK: MiK Package Manager).
  • Download microtype.tds.zip from CTAN, extract it in the root of one of your TDS trees, and update the filename database.
  • Get the source (microtype.zip) from CTAN and extract it, run latex on microtype.ins to generate the package and configuration files, and move all generated files into a directory where will find them, e.g., TEXMF/tex/latex/microtype/.

License

This work may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of the Project Public License, either version 1.3c of this license or (at your option) any later version. The latest version of this license is in: http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt, and version 1.3c or later is part of all distributions of version 2005/12/01 or later.

This work has the LPPL maintenance status 'author-maintained'.

This work consists of the files microtype.dtx and microtype.ins and the derived files microtype.sty, microtype-pdftex.def, microtype-luatex.def, microtype-xetex.def, microtype.lua and letterspace.sty.

Modified versions of the configuration files (*.cfg) may be distributed provided that: (1) the original copyright statement is not removed, and (2) the identification string is changed.


Copyright (c) 2004–2019 R Schlicht <w.m.l@gmx.net>


Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (1.7M).

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
LicensesThe Project Public License 1.3c
Copyright2004–2019 Robert Schlicht
MaintainerRobert Schlicht
TDS archivemicrotype.tds.zip
Contained inTeX Live as microtype
MiKTeX as microtype
TopicsMicro layout
Letterspace
See alsopdfcprot
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