# [XeTeX] selecting font size

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Fri Apr 16 13:19:06 CEST 2010

Am Fri, 16 Apr 2010 14:47:42 +0700 schrieb Brian Wilson:

> For \documentclass{book} I can choose between 10pt-12pt. This is too small
> for booksfor the visually impared or books in languages whose font size is
> natively small. Thai fonts are really small. A 16pt Thai font is about 11pt
> for an English font. A 10pt Thai font is about 7pt in English.
>
> There is a disconnect and I know I am missing something simple, but can't
> find the documentation on this. The pdf for NFSS2 was not clear on how to
> set the fontsize globally. My failed attempt follows.

It isn't enough to set a fontsize. You must redefine the commands
\normalsize, \small, \large etc. Look at e.g. size12.clo to
understand what it does.

http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=extsizes

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Ulrike Fischer