[texhax] loading figures 1pt smaller

Gerlof Bouma gerlof.bouma at gmail.com
Wed Dec 12 21:39:29 CET 2007

Dear TeXhax-ers,

In order to compensate for the lack of non-aligning figures, some
typography books suggest typesetting the figures at a slightly smaller
(say, 1pt) size than the other characters.  This reduces the problem
that aligning figures look as heavy as capitals in running text.

Does anyone have good suggestions for achieving this in (la)tex? I
could not find packages to do this, and I am still in the process of
learning to understand font handling in Latex.

Any hints or comments on the (in)feasibility of the idea are welcome.

Gerlof Bouma

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