# [metapost] Problem with defaultscale

Oliver Buerschaper oliver.buerschaper at mpq.mpg.de
Tue Aug 5 13:37:43 CEST 2008

> Defaultscale only works for string labels, not for btex ... etex
> labels. But the good news is that scaling a btex ... etex label
> is really simple also:
>
>   label(btex Hallo $\sum$ etex scaled 6, origin);

One more thing perhaps … I just realized that this scales the text
*after* TeX typeset it, doesn't it? Now how can I make TeX itself
typeset the text at the right font size (especially math) such that I
get the opticals right? Would I have to use a preamble like the one
Laurence suggested?

Oliver