[XeTeX] Protruding Characters?

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Sun Sep 5 20:10:43 CEST 2004

On 5 Sep 2004, at 6:48 pm, Robert Voogdgeert wrote:
> With typesetting in LaTeX is used to use the cs \pdfprotrudechars=1 to 
> protrude certain character into the right margin. With TeX, I think 
> this is the protcode. When using the LaTeX command with XeLaTeX the 
> command doesn't work, i.e. it is an unknown cs.
> Can anyone tell whether protruding characters is possible. This would 
> be specifically interesting with the use of MM fonts with a width axis 
> that can be changed.

No (except through tricky TeX macro programming; you could look up 
"hanging punctuation" in The TeXbook if you really want to try, but I 
wouldn't recommend it).

\pdfprotrudechars is not a LaTeX (or TeX) command; it's a pdfTeX 
extension, only available if you're using the pdfTeX engine. (Clearly, 
that's what you've been using to run LaTeX.)


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