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I am using Hebrew and Latin script next to each other. The Hebrew font (ESRA SIL) is (like all Hebrew fonts) a bit bigger and clumsier than the latin one. So I want to reduce the fontsize of the Hebrew parts to 9pt.

This should be easy, but I don't get it.

my preamble:

\documentclass[10pt,twoside]{scrbook}

\KOMAoptions{fontsize=10pt,paper=24cm:17cm,pagesize=pdftex,DIV=calc}
\usepackage{color}
\usepackage{multicol,multirow, bigdelim}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\usepackage{polyglossia, xunicode}

\usepackage{libertine}
\setmainfont[Ligatures=TeX]{Linux Libertine}
\setmainlanguage{german}
\setotherlanguage{hebrew}
\newfontfamily\hebrewfont[Script=Hebrew]{EzraSIL} %%change to fontsize=9pt 
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    After 4 years of membership you should know, that a code snippet is not enough. And nobody should need to ask you for a MWE … – Schweinebacke Dec 21 '17 at 8:58
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    Add the option Scale=0.9 – egreg Dec 21 '17 at 8:59
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    Use Scale=MatchUppercase for the hebrew font. Then it will be of the same height as the normal font. – user2478 Dec 21 '17 at 9:01
  • Thank you both! It works great with the Scale=0.9option from @egreg – the Scale=MatchUppercaseunfortunately doesn't work with my code. – לאה פּאַסטעך Dec 21 '17 at 9:31

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