tug.ctan.org upload: microtype

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Mon Jan 15 11:51:04 CET 2007

The package below has been updated at tug.ctan.org and these changes should
soon reach your favorite mirror.

Thank you,
Jim Hefferon
Saint Michael's College


The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: microtype
Author's name: R Schlicht
Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/microtype
Summary description: An interface to the micro-typographic extensions of pdfTeX
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 

pdfTeX 1.40, which was released recently, introduces some new
micro-typographic extensions:
 * robust and hyphenatable letterspacing (tracking),
 * adjustment of interword spacing (depending on the preceding character),
 * additional kerning.
The microtype package had already supported these extensions in its 
beta version -- now, with version 2.0 of microtype, they are supported 
officially. Additionally, a new package `letterspace' is included, 
which only provides the letterspacing commands.

Changes in version 2.0:

 * Support for the new extensions of pdfTeX version 1.40: 
   - tracking/letterspacing
     (new options `tracking', `letterspace', new command \SetTracking)
   - adjustment of interword spacing (glue)
     (new option `spacing', new command \SetExtraSpacing)
   - additional kerning
     (new option `kerning', new command \SetExtraKerning)
 * New commands \textls and \lsstyle for ad-hoc letterspacing
   (These two commands are alternatively also available with 
   the new package `letterspace' -- a stripped-down version of 
   microtype; much like the `soul' package, but entirely robust)
 * New option `babel’ for automatic micro-typographic adjustment to the 
   selected language
 * New font sets: `smallcaps', `footnotesize', `scriptsize'


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