[XeTeX] Microtype (was Re: Trying to build microtype-aware xetex)

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Tue Aug 30 15:00:13 CEST 2011

Am 30.08.2011 um 12:56 schrieb Chris Yocum:

> I was just wondering what would be necessary to get micro-type into the
> core of XeTeX?

The recent XeTeX versions in TeX Live 2010 and 2011 *are* micro-type enabled.

> After looking at the wiki
> (http://xetex.tk/mediawiki/index.php/Microtype_package_(preliminary_version)),
> there is a preliminary version.

They're not needed for recent TeX Live distributions. It's nevertheless useful to use the micro-type package from the TLcontrib site (http://tlcontrib.metatex.org/cgi-bin/package.cgi/action=listall). Cab be used with tlmgr (TLU on Macs).

> Also, it looks like I would have to write the cfg file for each font that I would like to use with it.

Indeed! Perfect font support needs font-specific config files. (And I would like to know how this can be achieved, I mean, by which means can I determine the values by which the glyphs protrude into the margins.)



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