[XeTeX] fontspec's "LetterSpace" and inter-word space

Fr. Michael Gilmary FrMichaelGilmary at MaroniteMonks.org
Sat Dec 20 14:57:33 CET 2008

Florian Grammel wrote:
> As our house-font doesn't have OT-features, I use fontspec's  
> LetterSpace-option to slighly letterspace all-caps passages.
> Fontspec obviously enlarges inter-word spaces by the same amount as  
> spacing between the single letters. I just think that it looks as if  
> the words "stick together" when spaced this way -- especially longer  
> all-caps passages (e.g. in headers) tend to become difficult to read
> Therefor I'd like to increase the interword-space a bit more than the  
> inter-char space. Is there a possibility to do this with fontspec or  
> directly in XeTeX?
> Best regards,
> Florian.

Hi Florian:

Maybe you could also look at the soul package (texdoc soul), which 
allows adjustments to inter-letter spaces, inner spaces between words 
and outerspaces. It also takes into consideration capitals  and small caps.

Hope this helps.

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