[OS X TeX] latex and xelatex

Kirk Lowery empirical.humanist at gmail.com
Mon Mar 15 13:57:02 CET 2010

On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 2:56 AM, Simon Spiegel <simon at simifilm.ch> wrote:

> About the
> only thing missing for me – and the reason I don't use xelatex – is the
> microtype package. This package which offers character protrusion and font
> expansion and improves the quality of the output quite a bit, does not
> support xelatex since this engine misses some necessary features. But if you
> don't need microtype, there is little reason not to use xelatex (of course,
> YMMV).

I've run across this limitation with xe(la)tex before. Is there a
technical reason xelatex cannot be adapted to use it? Or is it a
question of the developer(s)' priorities?


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