I draw some of my figures using Inkscape. For the text inside the figure I use the Latin Modern fonts because they're ttf and Inkscape finds them. This looks rather good and I do not meet any technical difficulty.
My questions are more about good practices:
- I have the fonts LM Roman 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 17. I can choose any of these, and then ask Inkscape to render them with any size. It feels dirty. Does the number in the font name correspond to the size in points in which it should be rendered?
- Which size should I use in my figures? As big as the normal text of my article? Smaller to match the size the caption under the figures (footnotesize in my case)?
- I am a heretic and shouldn't even do that at all?