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CTAN package update: microtype

Date: July 14, 2007 2:36:33 PM CEST
The package described below has been updated at tug.ctan.org and should soon be at your favorite mirror Thanks, Jim Hefferon Saint Michael's College ............................................................................ The following information was provided by our fellow 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:
Changes in version 2.2: ======================== * Improvements to tracking/letterspacing: - kerning will be retained (with pdfTeX 1.40.4) - protrusion settings will be automatically adjusted * New key `no ligatures' for \SetTracking to disable selected or all ligatures (with pdfTeX 1.40.4) * New keys `spacing' and `outer spacing' for \SetTracking to customise interword spacing * Possibility to expand a font with different parameters (with pdfTeX 1.40.4) * New optional argument for \DisableLigatures to disable selected ligatures only * New command \DeclareMicrotypeVariants to specify variant suffixes * New command \textmicrotypecontext, a wrapper for \microtypecontext * Protrusion settings for Bitstream Letter Gothic * Basic support for LuaTeX (if generated with the `lua' option)
This package is located at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/microtype . More information is at http://tug.ctan.org/cgi-bin/ctanPackageInformation.py?id=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 .

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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