[texhax] XeLaTeX, fontspec, fontsize, etc.

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Tue Dec 7 09:55:24 CET 2010

Am Mon, 6 Dec 2010 22:19:55 -0500 schrieb Peter Davis:

> I'm debugging a C++ program that reads an XML file and outputs a LaTeX file,
> ready for typesetting.  Due to the nature of the XML, there are some
> redundant commands in the .tex file, but I don't think they should cause the
> weird behavior I'm seeing.  Basically, I use \fontspec{Minion Pro} and
> \fontsize{14.000000}{14.000000}. (The \fontsize gets used some extra times,
> but always at 14 pts.  However, in the resulting PDF from XeLaTeX (XeTeX,
> Version 3.1415926-2.2-0.9997.4 (MiKTeX 2.9)), I get plain text in a small
> font, and bold or italic text in what appears to be the correct size.  Can
> anyone explain this?  

\fontsize takes effect only after a \selectfont commmand. \itshape
and \bfseries internally issues such a \selectfont. 

Ulrike Fischer 

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