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

Chris Yocum cyocum at gmail.com
Tue Aug 30 16:25:11 CEST 2011

On 30/08/11 14:00, Peter Dyballa wrote:
> 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.

Ok, so how do I use it or is it already in effect?

>> 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).

Ok, I will see what I can do here.

>> 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.)

I was thinking of doing this for linux libertine which is my font of
choice at the moment.

Thanks for the information!


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