[texhax] Greek letters relatively too large

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Thu Mar 13 09:33:34 CET 2014

do you mind sharing some code so we can try that for ourself?

/Lars Madsen
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@imf / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@imf

From: texhax [texhax-bounces at tug.org] on behalf of Dr A K Hannaby [keith_hannaby at mathshelp.com]
Sent: 12 March 2014 19:07
To: texhax at tug.org
Subject: [texhax] Greek letters relatively too large

Using amsbook and packages: txfonts, times and mathptmx, when I call for a Greek letter like \alpha in mathmode, I get a character which is considerably larger (about 107%) than the companion Arabic characters.
I only need four of five characters: alpha, beta, theta, phi, lambda, so I tried the trick below which works for reducing the minus sign - but it fails for the letters.
Well it does seem to work in that in gains the reduction, but produces all sorts of errors.

\newcommand{\minus}{\scalebox{0.75}[1.0]{$-$}} works OK

\newcommand{\myalpha}{\scalebox{0.94}[0.94]{$\alpha$}} does reduce, but causes errors.
Any ideas, please?

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