[texhax] Font Size Question

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Thu Jun 24 13:22:47 CEST 2010

On Jun 23, 2010, at 11:03 PM, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:

> And only Knuth's fonts
> support "design sizes".

Well, there were the nifty multiple master fonts which had a design axis (e.g., Minion and Adobe Jenson)

Even now, some OpenType fonts come in multiple versions for explicit support of design sizes (e.g., Garamond Premier Pro and Arno Pro).

A note for the OP --- if the size is being checked in Adobe Acrobat you'll want to use bp for measurements instead of pt --- 7pt == ~6.972bp

(who got very tired of explaining why 10pt type measured as 9.96 (PostScript) points in Adobe Acrobat)

William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.

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