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I found these suggestions for fonts in classicthesis.sty. What are they for kpfonts? Does Palatino 10pt: 288--312pt | 609--657pt mean that \textwidth must be between 288 and 312pt and \textheight must be between 609 and 657pt?

% Here are some suggestions for the text widths and heights:
% Palatino  10pt: 288--312pt | 609--657pt
% Palatino  11pt: 312--336pt | 657--705pt
% Palatino  12pt: 360--384pt | 768pt
% Minion      10pt: 264--288pt | 561--609pt
% Minion      11pt: 288--312pt | 609--657pt
% Minion      12pt: 336pt      | 672pt
% Libertine 10pt:
% Libertine 11pt:
% Libertine 12pt:
% kpfonts 10pt:
% kpfonts 11pt:
% kpfonts 12pt:
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I think kpfonts were based originally on palatino, so you are probably fine with those settings. Off-hand, I'd say that kpfonts are wider than Minion Pro and Libertine, but you're probably better testing it for yourself. –  jon Aug 17 '12 at 22:28

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As you can see from the following test, KP Fonts are similar in size to

Palatino:

\documentclass[12pt]{article}

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}%
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}%
\usepackage{mathpazo}
\usepackage[fulloldstylenums,largesmallcaps]{kpfonts}%

\newlength\mylen
\newcommand{\testlen}{abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz}

\begin{document}

\settowidth{\mylen}{\testlen}
KP Fonts: \the\mylen
\typeout{KP Fonts: \the\mylen}

\begingroup
\fontfamily{ppl}\selectfont
\settowidth{\mylen}{\testlen}
Palatino: \the\mylen
\typeout{Palatino: \the\mylen}
\endgroup

\end{document}

Result:

KP Fonts: 159.05984pt
Palatino: 159.85011pt

So I'd use the same settings for KP Fonts as for Palatino.

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