[NTG-context] Microtypography in ConTeXt

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed Apr 6 09:37:06 CEST 2016


On 4/6/2016 6:48 AM, Henning Hraban Ramm wrote:
> Am 2016-04-06 um 03:51 schrieb Jan Tosovsky <j.tosovsky at email.cz>:
>
>> <cite>
>> Note that character protrusion requires pdfTeX (version 0.14f or later), LuaTeX, or
>> XeTeX (at least version 0.9997). Font expansion works with pdfTeX (version 1.20 for
>> automatic expansion) or LuaTeX. The package will by default enable protrusion and
>> expansion if they can safely be assumed to work. Disabling ligatures requires pdfTeX
>> (≥ 1.30) or LuaTeX,
>>
>> ************************************************
>> while the adjustment of interword spacing
>> and of kerning only works with pdfTeX (≥ 1.40).
>>
>> *************************************************
>>
>> Letterspacing is available with pdfTeX (≥ 1.40) or LuaTeX (≥ 0.62).
>> </cite>
>
> Looks like it’s not about interword spacing and kerning in itself, but their *adjustment*.
>
> I didn’t look into that docs, but I’d assume, tracking refers to some logging or visualization of spacing.
> AFAIR ConTeXt can do that very nicely (while I never used it and don’t know how to enable it).

\starttext
     \start
         \showfontkerns \showmakeup[glue]
         \input tufte \par
     \stop
\stoptext



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