[NTG-context] Microtypography in ConTeXt

Jan Tosovsky j.tosovsky at email.cz
Wed Apr 6 21:03:00 CEST 2016


On 2016-04-06 Hans Hagen wrote:
> On 4/5/2016 11:51 PM, Jan Tosovsky wrote:
> > On 2016-04-05 Hans Hagen wrote:
> >> On 4/5/2016 10:55 PM, Jan Tosovsky wrote:
> >>>
> >>> according to http://texdoc.net/texmf-
> >>> dist/doc/latex/microtype/microtype.pdf
> >>> pdfTeX offers fine tuning of:
> >>> (1) Character protrusion
> >>> (2) Font expansion
> >>> (3) Tracking
> >>> (4) Additional kerning
> >>> (5) Interword spacing
> >>>
> >>> AFAIK ConTeXt covers 1+2+(3?) ...
> >>> Are there any plans to cover the rest?
> >>
> > My concern was based on this introduction (on title page), especially
> > on that sentence marked with asterisks:
> >
> > ************************************************
> > ... the adjustment of interword spacing
> > and of kerning only works with pdfTeX (≥ 1.40).
> > *************************************************
> 
> protrusion and expansion are supported at the luatex engine level but
> configuration is up to the macro packages and they can follow different
> approaches
> 
> the other things ... well, they are up to the macro package

Indeed, you most likely figured the problem. They are mentioning luatex, while those features require ConTeXt 'preprocessing'.
 
> i don't think that there are typographical advantages of using pdftex
> over luatex (at least not with context)

Great, thanks! I am updating article with comparision of various engines, I'll reflect it.

Jan



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