The microtype package provides a LATEX interface to the micro-typographic exten- sions that were introduced by pdfTEX and have since also. Here are some simple things you can do to make your LaTeX documents more attractive Use the microtype package for better typography. The microtype package enables micro-typographic extensions offered by some of the latex compilers. It offers character protrusion.

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This problem seems related to Why does the use of microtype and xfrac lead to a long compile time? The numbers given in curly brackets after comma, etc.

Further I discuss some of these settings, addressing customizations and minor issues with corresponding solutions experienced while working with microtype. However, both the DVI viewer and dvips need to find actual fonts. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Another case where microtype techniques should be avoided is protrusion in ToC table of contents: Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.

Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. So, it is still takes about 10 times longer to run. The code shown below is a modified example taken from the microtype documentationand it enables protrusion of superscript numbers:. Sign up using Facebook. Use pdflatex The target of your document is either a printer or a file. It does totally turn off microtype for that part of the document. Here is the result:. Please advice how to get the same output for both compailation.

Should I always load the microtype package with pdflatex? This way, I can see what revision a hardcopy comes from — and then use latexdiff-svn to compare its contents to those of the current version.

What is wrong with microtype in this code?

Next microtype customization I used was an adjustment of additional to the default spacing around the following characters: Here are some simple things you can do to make your LaTeX documents lqtex attractive and functional.


It font expansion, as Mico implied, which is changing the output.

The same set up i am using the dvi-ps-pdf method. Just in case you’re still using the rather old, yet still official version 2. Should I load microtype with pdflatex?

If you need the same output, disable font expansion. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Microtype has a great feature to shrink and stretch characters in individual text lines which provides additional flexibility for the distribution of the interword space among a paragraph. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

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I am using microtype package for good microttype text output. See the both image output. Sign up using Facebook. Peter Grill k 25 These options are suitable for set-it-and-forget-it use:. I would like to disable the features of the microtype package for a portion of the document.

Email will not be published required. As mentionedTeX Gyre Heros font was employed to typeset headings in the document:.

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Note that it has nothing to do with kerning. In fact, I can’t see any differences in the appearance of the output but I came across some posts which say that microtype is essentially a must for pdflatex since it greatly improves the pdf output. In addition to the original documentation, here you can find illustrated examples addressing different microtype features.

You can do this in several ways: As you see, target characters can microtpe specified in different ways see microtype documentationand ” 28 ” 29 is the hexadecimal character code for the round bracket of the Charter font; the code tables of other Charter characters can be found here.


Therefore, you can get the same output with automatic font expansion by running dvilualatex instead of latex — and forcing microtype to enable font expansion:.

In my thesis almost all superscrips in the main text not in math mode are bibliographic reference numbers. If you want, micrktype can tinker with the variables for expansion and protrusion.

For the reader not miceotype with typesetting the difference between two text blocks in the example above may appear quite small; however, this difference, among other things, can result in a positive impression after looking at the document, even if the reader will not realize why exactly your text looks nice. Microtype is lates of micrtoype most notable packages I have ever used with LaTeX. I have been microtyep to figure out how to convert Adobe Garamond Pro from opentype for a long time, and have had no luck with anything.

If you don’t use microtype things work just fine this is how the code as posted is: The documentation includes several standard tables contrasted with the results possible with booktabs as well as a discussion of some of the rules for typesetting tables. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.

The microtype package, which you may already have installed, provides a convenient interface to these features. The result of microtype activation can be better seen in the animated version of these two figures as well as in another animation with two blurred text fragments demonstrating the difference in “greyness” of text processed with and without microtype.