Currently using a template from my university that uses this to define font:



    Path = fonts/,
    Extension = .ttf,
    BoldFont = *-Bold,
    ItalicFont = *,
    ItalicFeatures = FakeSlant,
    BoldItalicFont = *-Bold,
    BoldItalicFeatures = FakeSlant



Now, I must admit I am fairly new to working with XeLaTeX, so I have tried to find a solution to make the Tahoma now used one or two sizes smaller, but I could not find it. I have tried using scale and size and variations of this:

\newcommand{\bigfont}[1]{% \fontspec[Ligatures={Common,Rare}]{Zapfino}% \fontsize{30pt}{36pt}\selectfont #1}

but no actual luck.

Can someone help me out?

Thank you in advance.

  • 2
    Welcome to TeX SX! Could you post a small compilable code that we can play with?
    – Bernard
    Apr 14 '19 at 12:01
  • If using a "template" the font sizes are presumably fixed to be standard for all submissions . So first question is why are you needing to change from what the instructions give as perceived "requirements" the most likely location is in the style/classes files but you could try \small \large \Huge
    – user170109
    Apr 14 '19 at 20:02
  • If the reason you want Tahoma to be slightly bigger or smaller than the other fonts in your document, you want to add the command \defaultfontfeatures{Scale=MatchLowercase} before you load your fonts. If you do this, also add the font feature Scale=1.0 to \setmainfont. It’s a good idea to do this by default.
    – Davislor
    May 15 '19 at 15:48
  • If you want to make the font bigger or smaller in one place, you can use commands like \large, and if you want to select a specific point size, use \fontsize.
    – Davislor
    May 15 '19 at 15:50
  • Finally, if you just want all the text in your document to be bigger, you can pass the option 12pt or 14pt to your \documentclass.
    – Davislor
    May 15 '19 at 15:51

The usual way to set a font, let's say Tahoma is this one :

BoldFont={Tahoma Bold}, 
ItalicFont={Tahoma Italic},]{Tahoma}

Using that, it doesn't matter if you have serif or sans since it's your main font.

Then you just have to do this in order to have a 5 size factor in your font :


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