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Is there a way to set font arial and font size 8.5pt using TexStudio? Which documentclass can apply font size 8.5pt?

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The scrartcl class can work with any font but you have to use XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX:

This should be in 8.5pt font.
  • There are packages to support Arial like fonts using pdflatex, e.g., uarial for the ugly URW A030 (Arial). – Schweinebacke Feb 2 '17 at 13:42
  • @Schweinebacke: With 8.5pt size? – wilx Feb 2 '17 at 13:43
  • uarial provides scalable font setup. KOMA-Script classes (and also memoir) do not depend on XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX. So: Yes. – Schweinebacke Feb 2 '17 at 13:55

You can try:

% The command below will automatically compile your document with XeLaTeX, which is needed if you want to use Arial or any font which is installed on your system.
% !TeX program = xelatex


\usepackage{fontspec} % Needed to run XeLaTeX
\usepackage{lipsum} % (Use for dummy (Lorem ipsum) text

\usepackage[9pt]{extsizes} % The sizes available are 8pt, 9pt, 10pt, 11pt, 12pt, 14pt, 17pt, and 20pt


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