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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The target of your document is either a printer or a file. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Always use it, it should improve full justification.

Disable microtype for a portion of a document Ask Question. The microtype package can give you a great deal more control over micro-typographic features; see its copious documentation for details. But while typesetting thesis with bitstream charter font and default settings of microtype i.

Interactive example sounds good The vc package is more flexible than svn-multi but is a little more difficult to set up: These options are suitable for set-it-and-forget-it use: Next microtype customization I used was an adjustment of additional to the default spacing around the following characters: Sign up using Facebook. With micortype enabled it takes about 3 minutes to run, which is an increase in the run time of a factor of 60x.


As you could notice, with the chosen settings kerning will not affect text with “scriptsize” font sizeand therefore en-dash appearing in the text superscripts will not gain additional surrounding space. Just in case you’re still using the rather old, yet still official version 2. Note how the commas and periods extend somewhat into the right margin. Email Required, but never shown. In the text fragment above I did not like positioning of the period which is asymmetrical relative to the neighbouring characters “1” and “3” and “tight” location of en-dash.

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Here is a possible solution using small tracking value of 40 which is 0. After upgrading to microtype 2. Updated May ; now there are more than four suggestions.

Traditionally, you would have to create and install expanded font instances in advance, which is not something I would recommend to anybody who isn’t well-versed in fontinst and inclined to some degree of masochism.

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It font expansion, as Mico implied, which is changing the output. I need a same kind of output both pdflatex and dvips-ps-pd f output. Issues were mainly related to the cases where microtypographic techniques protrusion, expansion, and etc.


John Owens at UC Davis has a very nice script called otfinst. Home Questions Tags Users Mcrotype.

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See the both image output. While thesis writing, I have decided to avoid increased inter-character spacing show above:. So you would have to change the font encoding to something non-Unicode and, if you don’t want Computer Modern, choose an appropriate font, eg.: If you need the same output, disable font expansion.

Each of these, though, is sort of a pain. Email Required, but never shown. As mentionedTeX Gyre Heros font was employed to typeset headings in the document:.