[XeTeX] xetex vs. pages

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Fri Nov 18 21:12:46 CET 2005

On Nov 18, 2005, at 11:19 AM, Stefano Franchi wrote:

>  isn't pdfTeX (with the microtype package) capable of the same 
> microtypographic adjustments attributed to InDesign? I have no 
> experience with the latter, but from the brief description above it 
> seems like they are both covering the same ground. Or is 'metrical 
> kerning' different?

Yes, except that one has to provide a set of values by hand first.

InDesign on the other hand actually analyzes a glyph's shape and does 
the adjustment based on what's being inked or no.


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