[XeTeX] How to specify a strict leading space with XeTeX/fontspec and Memoir class?

Alan Munn amunn at gmx.com
Tue Nov 9 02:05:08 CET 2010

On Nov 8, 2010, at 4:03 PM, stefano franchi wrote:

> I am just switching from Latex to XeLatex, and I cannot quite  
> understand how to force it to use a specific interline spacing (i.e.  
> "leading") in certain occasions.
> More precisely:
> I am using the memoir class, with a rather heavy customization.
> At publisher demand,  I need to have all chapter titles, chapter  
> numbers, etc, in Times (or equivalent) at exactly 15pt  with  18pt  
> leading
> The fontsize command did the trick in memoir using Latex:
> \renewcommand*{\chaptitlefont}{\fontfamily{ptm}\fontsize{15}{18}  
> \selectfont}

You can use the basically the same command:


> But I do not understand how to replicate the same behavior in XeLatex.
> I can create a 15 pt Times-like  font command with
>  \font\VIBSChapterTitleFont="TeX Gyre Termes:letterspace=3" at 15pt

This is really plain XeTeX syntax not XeLaTeX syntax; check the  
fontspec manual for the latex version.
(although you don't need this for what you want to do.)


Alan Munn
amunn at gmx.com

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