[luatex] Tracking feature with microtype and LuaTeX

Till A. Heilmann till.heilmann at unibas.ch
Fri Feb 4 09:15:23 CET 2011

The tracking feature in microtype 2.5 beta-04 is supposed to work  
with LuaTeX 0.62 and above (see microtype manual p. 16). But it  
doesn't (see below). Am I doing something wrong or is it a bug?


This is LuaTeX, Version beta-0.65.0-2010121316
  restricted \write18 enabled.
LaTeX2e <2009/09/24>
LuaTeX adaptation of babel <v3.8l-luatex-1.4> and hyphenation  
patterns for engl
ish, dumylang, nohyphenation, loaded.
Document Class: article 2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
No file test.aux.

! Package microtype Error: The tracking feature only works with  
pdftex 1.40
(microtype)                or newer. Switching it off.

See the microtype package documentation for explanation.
Type  H <return>  for immediate help.

l.4 \begin{document}

(/Users/till/Dropbox/texmf/tex/latex/microtype/mt-cmr.cfg) [1{/Users/ 
ry/texlive/2010/texmf-var/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map}] (./ 

  *File List*
  article.cls    2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
   size10.clo    2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX file (size option)
microtype.sty    2010/11/11 v2.5 <beta-04> Micro-typographical  
refinements (RS)

   keyval.sty    1999/03/16 v1.13 key=value parser (DPC)
microtype.cfg    2010/11/11 v2.5 <beta-04> microtype main  
configuration file (R
   mt-cmr.cfg    2009/11/09 v2.0 microtype config. file: Computer  
Modern Roman (

  260 words of node memory still in use:
    2 hlist, 1 vlist, 1 rule, 2 glue, 39 glue_spec, 1 write nodes
    avail lists: 1:1,2:15,3:2,4:23,5:1,6:13,7:1,9:6
Output written on test.pdf (1 page, 10967 bytes).
Transcript written on test.log.

Dr. Till A. Heilmann
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