# [OS X TeX] Re: The microtype mystery

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Aug 25 08:34:30 EDT 2010

On Aug 25, 2010, at 7:09 AM, Nestor Aguilera wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On 24 Aug 2010, at 12:23, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>
>> What TeX Distribution are you using and how are you compiling the file?
>
> Compiled with TeXShop 2.36, TeX Live 2009, OS 10.6.4
>
>> Try to put the mathdesign line before the microtype line.
>
> Doesn't make any difference
>
>> But it compiles fine as is here.
>
> I doesn't work on the two machines I work with (iMac and MBPro, both with the same settings).
>
> Here are examples of the output:
>
> with the lines after \usepackage{microtype} strange characters appear before the "1":
>
> <with.pdf>
>
>
> without the lines the output is fine:
>
> <without.pdf>
>
> On 24 Aug 2010, at 13:26, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>
>> One other suggestion... If you want to use Utopia try the fourier package which has a wonderful set of math fonts and extensions.
>> [...]
>
> I like to vary the fonts, rotating between mathdesign with utopia, garamanond and charter, and the kpfonts.
>
> Many thanks for your suggestions.
>
> All the best,
>
> Nestor

Howdy,

Here is my test file along with the log and pdf (no problem). I've run it without problems in both TL-2010 pretest and TL-2009.

You should open the file in UTF-8 encoding (although there is nothing in the file that should make any difference)---that will happen automatically if you use TeXShop.

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Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)