[OS X TeX] Re: AlphaX, teTeXcomm, pstricks and microtype revisited, was:[OS X TeX] Re: pdflatex with dvi-output

Michael Hoppe mh at michael-hoppe.de
Sat Nov 12 12:30:34 CET 2005

>It does do the right thing: You ask for font expansion, therefore you
>get font expansion. If the expanded instances don't exist, that's not
>microtype's fault.

Of course.

>I'll make that a colon:
>Both TL2004 and TL2005 use pdflatex as the underlying engine for latex.
>That is, when you call latex, what you actually get is pdflatex. The
>difference between TL04 and TL05 is that the former hid this fact so
>well, that microtype thought it would be run under latex and
>consequently disabled itself completely.

Now I can see the light!

>Now that TL2005 is no longer
>lying, microtype adjusts itself to `pdflatex in dvi mode', hence it does
>not disable itself completely but only automatic font expansion.
>(BTW. The current microtype v1.9 would actually behave exactly the same
>with TL2004 as it does now with TL2005 since it has been modified to
>detect pdflatex there, as well.)

Actually: no.  I'm using microtype 1.9.

>Of course it is reproducible, as it is the defined behaviour. I already
>told you what to do if you want to change the font set for expansion.

Thanks for your hint, but I prefer the solution with ifpdf.


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