I would like to use the utopia font found in the fourier package, but when I add


a 5 page document shrinks quite a lot, even though I'm using the same font size! The problem is that I'm required to use 10pt font for this document, and the fourier package with 10pt really looks smaller than that. Why does this happen? Aren't the fonts supposed to be the same size?

I checked the font size with the code found here and it's 10pt as expected in both cases.


\usepackage[top=2cm, bottom=2cm, left=2cm, right=2cm]{geometry} % modify margins



  • If you are not comfortable going with 11pt in spite of the guidance, you could always use the setspace package to increase the interline skip distance slightly. Mar 31, 2015 at 16:47
  • Going for 11 takes my document off the page limit with the current text so it's not an option.
    – aaragon
    Mar 31, 2015 at 16:48
  • \usepackage{setspace} \spacing{1.05} Mar 31, 2015 at 16:50
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    As I understood it, pt measure used to indicate the full height of the metal body the characters were cast on. Today pt is a derivative of the em size, which I believe is set arbitrarily when the font is designed. Hence different fonts with the same point measure have different sizes. (I might be totally wrong about this)
    – Sverre
    Mar 31, 2015 at 17:08
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    @cfr: It scales it by a factor of 0.92 in the virtual fonts. See e.g. tex.stackexchange.com/questions/142725/… Apr 1, 2015 at 7:21


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