[OS X TeX] proper font scale for A2 size

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Wed Sep 5 17:57:02 CEST 2012

Am 05.09.2012 um 16:45 schrieb Konstantinos Vasilakos:

> I can do fontscale=0.5, but how can I be sure that I am using the maximum font scale value the A2 can handle properly, or is there anyway to change the paper sizes  it without changing the font scale ?

By computing the product of square root of 2 times square root of 2.

In the ISO A series the area of the paper changes by a factor of 2 (or ½) from one size to the next. On an ISO A2 sheet you can put two ISO A3 sheets side by side, with the longest edges. When the area changes by a factor of 2 (or ½) than the edges need to change by the factor of square root of 2 (or 1/√2 = √2/2). And this is also the factor by which the line width changes. And the font height accordingly.



There's something the technicians need to learn from the artists. If it isn't aesthetically pleasing, it's probably wrong.

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