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Scaling of Schwabacher font

I want to use the Schwabacher font from the yfonts package but unfortunately I am unable to scale it. So this works: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{yfonts} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
4
votes
1answer
58 views

Scaling text in pictures

I create pictures with pstricks, that contain rectangles and text within the rectangles. When I need to scale the picture, I use "psset unit=...", and all rectangles in my picture are scaled ...
3
votes
1answer
164 views

Latex posters - to scale or not to scale

I am designing a rather large poster (850mm x 2150mm) and trying to figure out whether to create it in actual size or whether to create a smaller version and scale it up afterwards. The two comments ...
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2answers
213 views

Scale font only vertically (poor man’s condensed of Libertine)

I’m using Linux Libertine to typeset the translation of a poem with eledmac/eledpar. The original text appears on the left pages and the translation on the right ones. Since the translated verses are ...
2
votes
1answer
253 views

Scale single symbol in math mode

I am using the Baskervald font with KP fonts for the maths font. It is very nice, but it needs some manual fine-tuning. For example, the \star command gives an (oversized) italic star, which should ...
5
votes
2answers
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Font scaling in mixed-font writing

How can I scale up/down the size of a font so that it looks coherent when mixed with other fonts on the same line? As a concrete example, how can the first 'a' in the following snippet be scaled down ...
3
votes
1answer
134 views

Shrinking a font

I'm looking for a possibility to horizontally shrink the font I use in my whole document. I do not only mean the tracking of the letters, but also (if possible) to reduce the letter width by lets say ...
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votes
2answers
948 views

Golden ratio typography in TeX

Chris Pearson makes a number of claims in his article Secret Symphony: The Ultimate Guide to Readable Web Typography, which I find fascinating, and I would like to know: are the formulas he proposes ...
4
votes
1answer
207 views

Scaling cmtt to match times

I want to use Times Roman (times) as the default font and Computer Modern Typewriter (cmtt) for monospaced text. However, Computer Modern is a little too large. How do I scale it down document-wide? ...
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3answers
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Getting a larger font (NOT \fontsize)?

I am trying to get some playing cards made with the help of the allrunes package. However, the package "only" comes with fonts up to 35pt installed. If I set \fontsize to something larger, pdflatex ...
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votes
3answers
401 views

Retrieve the current font, scale it, and change the font to that version

I'm using Plain TeX (and eplain, if that matters). I would like to be able to generically scale the current font, no matter how the current font has been set. For example, I want to write a macro ...
4
votes
4answers
811 views

Matlab to pdflatex with text properties

I know that this might be more a detail rather than a serious problem but I've already Googled it like crazy and I can't find the solution. Is it possible to achieve a MATLAB plot in pdflatex with ...
9
votes
1answer
989 views

How to fake mid-caps with LaTeX? (I.e. How to stretch characters of a font?)

Background As discussed in this question, one would often like to use small caps for abbreviations, however, mixed case acronyms such as OpenMP look rather odd (see example 2 below): The problem ...
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2answers
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Scaling fonts document-wide

I'm looking to use lcmtt mentioned here as my default typewriter font, but the scaling is way out of proportion with the rest of the text. I've used the following commands to enable the font: ...
5
votes
2answers
752 views

Force linear scaling of subscripts and superscripts

Perhaps I am being very picky but this font that I am using uses designed fonts for subscripts and superscripts when I want it to use scaled fonts. Their designed subscript and superscript fonts are ...
9
votes
3answers
3k views

Making text narrow

I'm using \textlsfrom the microtype package to increase space between letters, but I can't find a command that will make a text look narrow (or maybe a very narrow serif font?). What is the best way ...
9
votes
1answer
10k views

how to scale math font only

I am trying to mimic our institute's PPt-template for presentation foils using the beamer-class. The corporate quidelines prescribe the use of Helvetica as the main font. However, package helvet does ...
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2answers
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How to enlarge “fourier” font to match “utopia” package

I'd love to exchange the "obsolete" utopia package against the fourier package for a couple of reasons. Unfortunately, the Utopia font in the fourier package renders much smaller compared to the ...