I'm currently writing a paper. I have to follow certain formatting guidelines one of which states that the font size is to be 12 pt. I also have to have 1.5 line spacing.
In my preamble I therefore set
This seems to work (i.e. the font size "looks like" 12 pt). I've since decided to use Bitstream Charter as my main body font, so I use
This results in my serif font being changed to Bitstream Charter as I wanted. However, the font "looks smaller" (and possibly also the line spacing). I've attached two screenshots one with the default font and one with Bitstream (same zoom level).
My question is: Am I imagining this? If not, is there anything I can do to make the font size 12 pt?