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microtype – Subliminal refinements towards typographical perfection

The pack­age pro­vides a LaTeX in­ter­face to the mi­cro-ty­po­graphic ex­ten­sions that were in­tro­duced by pdfTeX and have since also prop­a­gated to XTeX and LuaTeX: 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 pdfTeX, LuaTeX, or XTeX. Font ex­pan­sion works with pdfTeX or LuaTeX. The pack­age will by de­fault en­able pro­tru­sion and ex­pan­sion if they can safely be as­sumed to work. Dis­abling lig­a­tures re­quires pdfTeX or LuaTeX, while the ad­just­ment of in­ter­word spac­ing and of kern­ing only works with pdfTeX. Let­terspac­ing is avail­able with pdfTeX or LuaTeX.

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

Sources/macros/latex/contrib/microtype
Doc­u­men­ta­tion
Ver­sion2.5a
Li­censeThe LaTeX Project Public Li­cense
Copy­right2004-2013 Robert Sch­licht
Main­tainerRobert Sch­licht
TDS archivemicrotype.tds.zip
Con­tained inTeXLive as mi­crotype
MiKTeX as mi­crotype
Topics change space be­tween char­ac­ters
para­graph shapes, mar­gin ad­just­ments, etc.
See also pdfcprot

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (1.3M).

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