[OS X TeX] Re: The microtype mystery

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Aug 25 09:02:12 EDT 2010

On Aug 25, 2010, at 7:50 AM, Nestor Aguilera wrote:

> On 25 Aug 2010, at 09:34, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> 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.
> No problems with your test file.
> I guess it is a problem of interaction between the encoding, the mathdesign package (I have no problems with kpfonts or lmodern), and the new lines added after loading microtype.
> Thank you very much.
> Regards,
> Nestor


I don't understand how that can happen so I'm curious.

The extra lines basically make sure that when it is used a math font is only added to a list if it isn't already there rather than possibly multiple times and you are not using any maths in your test document.

There is nothing in the file that isn't pure ASCII and MacRoman, UTF-8, Latin-1 all share those characters so the UTF-8 setting shouldn't make any difference; e.g., you should be able to comment out the \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} line and it should still compile fine---I put it in out of habit.

Are you sure you haven't inadvertently put something in your test file that is generating that extra character?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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