# [texhax] Large fonts and superscripts.

Ludwig Mises ludwigmises at gmail.com
Thu Aug 7 00:49:37 CEST 2008

On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 1:34 AM, Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd)
<P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk> wrote:
>
> Yes :-)  Subscripts are mathematical, and are
> taken from the current set of maths fonts,
> which are unrelated to the text font that
> you have just selected.  Appendix G probably
> has all the gory details ...

Appendix G definitely looks like it might work.  I'm not quite the
TeXnician at this point, so we'll see.  Maybe I can just make my own
macro that creates an hbox that is raised up some proportional value.

On that note, is it possible to change the scale of the font without
changing the font?  For example,

{\bigfont Some text that is one size {\scaledown by .5 text that is smaller}}

I see that TeXbook used something like \tenpoint and \ninepoint to do
this, but it uses some font family magic that I'm not yet a TeXpert
at. Maybe this is the only way though (short of defining all the fonts
that I would need at various sizes).

Or how can I change the default font for the entire document?  I know
I could wrap everything in {\bigfont ...} but there is probably a
better way, right?

Thanks,

Ludwig