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xfrac + siunitx gives me a font warning

This document (New Century Schoolbook font in \SI)

\documentclass{scrreprt}

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{fouriernc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{siunitx}

\begin{document}

\SI{1}{\metre\per\second}

\end{document}

produces this warning

LaTeX Font Warning: Size substitutions with differences
(Font)              up to 2.01195pt have occurred.

Additional information: This does only happen with the NC font in \SI with \per ("power to the -1"). Outside of \SI this does not happen (for example `$a^{-1}$ does not produce the warning). This does only happen on the units, not on magnitudes (10^-1).

  • Why does this happen?
  • Does siunitx require another font size for powers? Why?
  • How to fix this warning?

marked as duplicate by lockstep, Claudio Fiandrino, zeroth, Marco Daniel, Thorsten Oct 10 '12 at 17:02

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    Load the fix-cm package. See tex.stackexchange.com/questions/32378/… – lockstep Oct 10 '12 at 10:20
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    Thanks, this removes the warnings, but care to explain why this package works for the New Century font when it should fix problems in Computer Modern? – Foo Bar Oct 10 '12 at 10:23
  • Not sure myself, but siunitx seems to rely on Computer Modern for certain symbols even when other font packages are loaded. – lockstep Oct 10 '12 at 10:25
  • BTW, without fix-cm I do get a warning outside tabular. Please test again and, if true, edit your question. – lockstep Oct 10 '12 at 10:30
  • Thanks, you are right. Maybe I did something different on the first run. I'll edit the question. – Foo Bar Oct 10 '12 at 10:38
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The siunitx package jumps through a lot of 'hoops' to give the correct appearance of output as far as possible. That means quite a bit of font detection and math/text mode switching. The warning can be generated by an example such as

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fouriernc}
\usepackage{siunitx}
\begin{document}
\ensuremath{^{\text{{\unboldmath$-1$}}}}
\end{document}

where you'll note that there is no change of font at all (without \unboldmath the warning is slightly different). That I know of, there should be no change in the fonts actually used in the output: a quick check shows that everything looks OK.

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    Thanks, but how does this solve the problem? It's just another example, a bit more "low-level" however. Why does your code produces the warning and what do you suggest to fix it? – Foo Bar Oct 10 '12 at 12:47

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