[OS X TeX] Microtypography in pdfLaTeX

Alexandru Scorpan ascorpan at math.ufl.edu
Fri Sep 17 18:16:01 CEST 2004


On Sep 17, 2004, at 8:34 AM, Ben Lings wrote:

> I came across this on the pdfTeX mailing list, and thought it might be
> of interest.  It's a LaTeX package that does the same thing as using
> the protcode.tex file (in gwTeX).  It can also do automatic character
> glyph expansion (with pdfTeX v1.20a).
>
> http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/microtype/

Actually, the package does not seem to currently work at all.  The 
character protrusion is excessive (try an example where a line ends in 
a comma or a hyphen, with \usepackage{microtype}[expansion=false] since 
otherwise you get errors).

By the way, a nicer way to get margin kerning / character protrusion 
for the current gwTeX is via the package pdfcprot, available in the 
same place.


-- Alex

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