[XeTeX] RotatedGlyphs vs. microtype

Robert w.m.l at gmx.net
Thu Nov 11 19:13:00 CET 2010

On 10.11.10 00:48, Juan Acevedo wrote:
> I wonder if someone can think of a way to make it possible to use
> microtype and have at the same time one word with rotated glyphs. The
> minimal example below runs fine unless you uncomment microtype.

Protrusion doesn't work with rotated glyphs, which seems to be a 
limitation of xetex. I don't know whether this could be fixed, or even 
what a sensible behaviour would be.

> I have tried temporarily disabling microtype using
> \microtypesetup{protrusion=false,expansion=false}
> then switching it on again after the offending rotation, but it does
> not work. Compilation stops with the message:
> ! Missing number, treated as zero.
> <to be read again>
>                    U

This error is a bug in microtype. Fixed in the new beta version: 


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