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I'm trying to use EBGaramond font together with TeX Gyre Pagella and Asana-Math as math font. But 12pt EBGaramond font looks somehow smaller than Pagella in text and Asana in math. Why that's the case is discussed here. But I'm wondering if there's a solution to still use the fonts together?

Minimal working example:

% compile with XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX
\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\setmainfont[%
    ,Extension = .otf
    ,UprightFont = *-Regular
    ,ItalicFont = *-Italic
    ,BoldFont = texgyrepagella-bold
    ,BoldItalicFont = texgyrepagella-bolditalic
]{EBGaramond12}
\usepackage{unicode-math}
\setmathfont{Asana-Math.otf}
\begin{document}
This Garamond Text \textbf{and bold Pagella}

Inline numbers like $12345$ and math $α+Δ$ are too big as well.
\end{document}

The outcome

For the Garamond Pagella deviation I assume that I can use the "Scale" option in the "fontspec" package. But the math font is too big. So my question is: can I set the size of the math font seperately?

I'm aware of the option in the unicode-math package:

\setmathfont{Minion Math}[
SizeFeatures = {
{Size = -6.01, Font       = MinionMath-Tiny},
{Size = 6.01-8.41, Font   = MinionMath-Capt},
{Size = 8.41-13.01, Font  = MinionMath-Regular},
{Size = 13.01-19.91, Font = MinionMath-Subh},
{Size = 19.91-, Font      = MinionMath-Disp}
}]

But isn't there a simpler way set the math font on 11pt for example and see if that fits better to the EBGaramond12?

This question is somehow similar but doesn't present a solution at all. Isn't there one?

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! Even if you're a sinner against typography! Everybody is welcome here!
    – egreg
    Jul 29, 2016 at 23:20

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This is going to be one of the ugliest documents I've ever seen. ;-)

Mixing Palatino, a 20th century font, with EB Garamond, that tries to reproduce a 17th century font with completely different features is a typographic sin. Please, don't do it. And don't use boldface with Garamond under any circumstances.

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\setmainfont[
  Extension = .otf,
  UprightFont = *-Regular,
  ItalicFont = *-Italic,
  BoldFont = texgyrepagella-bold,
  BoldFeatures = {Scale=MatchLowercase},
  BoldItalicFont = texgyrepagella-bolditalic,
  BoldItalicFeatures = {Scale=MatchLowercase},
]{EBGaramond12}
\usepackage{unicode-math}
\setmathfont[Scale=MatchLowercase]{Asana-Math.otf}
\begin{document}
This Garamond Text \textbf{and bold Pagella}

Inline numbers like $12345$ and math $α+Δ$ are too big as well.
\end{document}

enter image description here

As you can see from the image, the result is really ugly. Here's a quick comparison of uppercase

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but the differences are even more striking with lowercase

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There's no way Garamond a Palatino can live together.

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  • Thanks! That was easy. How did I miss the "scale" option for the math package? So far I'm not using bold text and I hopefully don't need it because you're totally right.
    – Paul
    Jul 29, 2016 at 23:18
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    @Paolo Are you really wanting to go this way? Please, don't inflict this to your readers! ;-)
    – egreg
    Jul 29, 2016 at 23:19
  • But which OTF math font fits better to the Garamond text then? The amount of math fonts that work together with the "unicode-math" package is quite humble unfortunately
    – Paul
    Jul 29, 2016 at 23:22
  • Anyway since you solved my main problem about scaling the math font I'll mark this as answered. Thanks again!
    – Paul
    Jul 29, 2016 at 23:35
  • @Paolo There is only a legacy math font, ebgaramond-math, as far as I know
    – egreg
    Jul 30, 2016 at 9:15

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