[texhax] LaTeX font size question
P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Fri Nov 18 19:35:20 CET 2005
Ah, now /those/ sizes make enormous sense if one
thinks of TeX's CMR & \magstep heritage : they
correspond to :
CMR12 scaled \magstep 1
CMR17 scaled \magstep 1
CMR17 scaled \magstep 2
The latter can also be approximated as
CMR10 scaled \magstep 1
CMR10 scaled \magstep 2
CMR10 scaled \magstep 3
CMR10 scaled \magstep 4
CMR10 scaled \magstep 5
Missing are CMR6 (standard) and CMR10 scaled \magstephalf;
perhaps LL saw no need for easy access to these.
David C. Walden wrote:
>> >Could you provide a little more details for those of us who hasn't
>> read Kopka and Daly.
> It lists
> \tiny = 5pt, \scriptsize = 7pt, \footnotesize = 8pt, \small = 9pt,
> \normalsize = 10pt,
> \large = 12pt, \Large = 14.4 pt, \LARGE = 17.28pt, \huge = 20.74pt,
> \Huge = 24.88pt
> for when 10pt has been selected as the basic size option with things
> accordingly when 11pt or 12pt is chosen.
>> >BTW: the size, that, say, \small uses, is normally defined/or
>> redefined by the documentclass.
> Thank you.
> Another answer I have received is that "I think the mapping is really a
> but most packages don't change them."
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