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FS#54931 - [texlive-core] microtype must be upgraded to work with TeX Live 2017

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Matt Kline (mrkline) - Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 06:30 GMT
Last edited by Rémy Oudompheng (remyoudompheng) - Tuesday, 01 August 2017, 20:20 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Rémy Oudompheng (remyoudompheng)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



The microtype LaTeX package (currently at v2.6a in the texlive-core Arch package) emits a series of warnings along the lines of,
"Unknown slot number of character".
This is fixed in version v2.7 of the package (

Steps to reproduce:

Run lualatex or xelatex on the following:


You should see a long list of warnings starting with:

Package microtype Warning: Unknown slot number of character
(microtype) `\`A'
(microtype) in font encoding `TU' in inheritance list
(microtype) `microtype.cfg/358(protrusion)'.

Manually updating the package (found at /usr/share/texmf-dist/tex/latex/microtype) to v2.7 fixes the problem.
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Closed by  Rémy Oudompheng (remyoudompheng)
Tuesday, 01 August 2017, 20:20 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  texlive-core-2017.44918