[OS X TeX] Microtypography in pdfLaTeX

Jack Kuipers kprs at calvin.edu
Mon Sep 20 23:37:05 CEST 2004


I'm mystified about what I should do at this point --- even though is 
seems clear --- I should continue on my reasonably comfortable path 
(using TeXShop.v1.34); many thanks to the patient and very helpful, 
Dick Koch (I still owe him a Qbook!), etal, on my interminable problem 
re: 'inclusion-of-my-nonEPS-graphics' in TeXShop.

Long ago I  became a 'Mac-person.'  I wrote a primer book on 
Quaternions and Rotation Sequences  ...with Appl'ns ... , using 
TeXTures on Mac OS(6?thru.,9) and   furnished all 400 pages 
(camera-ready) to Princeton UP for publication --- which they did in 
1999. It is currently in its 5th printing --- which I am 
so-very-happy-to-report ---  even overwhelmed.  It has tons of pictures 
(drawn by me) and lots of mathematics (written by me), all in TeXTures, 
and finally (if I do say so myself) it has a very attractive readable 
layout (again, of course, in my view). in TeXtures.

BUT THEN, Mac OSX came along and, as Mac-folks are wont-to-do, I got 
myself lulled into the new OSX system, and I liked it; and (although 
OS9 is available) I want to get all my TeXtures LaTeX documents working 
in TeXShop so, 'God Helping Me,' I hope to offer (as an octogenarian) 
some sought-after extensions-to-quaternions in response to readers and 
their queries.

I have upgraded to TeXShop 1.35e (confident that Koch, etal, certainly 
know what they are doing).  And all, to this point, seems to work fine. 
I'm a bit skittish, however, about digging deeper into the i-things'  
you more learned-folk discuss with great confidence --- even though I 
want to make my changing to TeXShop easier.

I'll stick with TeXShop 1.35e which is working for me and I'll somehow 
work through getting the OS9-stuff properly into OSX and TeXShop.

I offer this merely as a State-of-Being in TeXShop. I expect no 
response --- except from those who've been-there, done-that, and wish 
to comfort me --- the forelorn but happy TeXShop user.

Jack
On 17 Sep, 2004, at 9:53 AM, Gerben Wierda wrote:

> On Sep 17, 2004, at 14:34, 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/
>>
>> PS. Gerben, would it be possible to add this to gwTeX?
>
> Yes, but first I need to tackle the changes that come with TL2004 (of 
> which pdfTeX  1.20 is a part). The setup and layout of TeX has changed 
> somewhat, and that requires a lot of work for me to make the 
> transition for everybody as smooth as possible.
>
> G
>
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