[OS X TeX] Re: The microtype mystery

Nestor Aguilera aguilera at santafe-conicet.gov.ar
Wed Aug 25 09:22:59 EDT 2010

On 25 Aug 2010, at 10:02, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> Howdy,
> 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?

Aha! I just copied/pasted the extra lines from Robert's original e-mail message. Indeed, there was a hidden character that was making the difference.

What confused me was that it worked with kpfonts or lmodern but not mathdesign.

Thank you very much!

All the best,


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