[texhax] Fonts: non-standard sizes of Type1 CM fonts for dvi output?

Darren Dale dd55 at cornell.edu
Fri Jun 24 13:06:50 CEST 2005

On Friday 24 June 2005 5:45 am, Benjamin Deutsch wrote:
> Hello,
> I've been playing around with "non-standard" font sizes in LaTeX, i.e.
>   \fontsize{13.6pt}{22pt}
> in an attempt to reach "in between" font sizes. Now, if I use
>   \usepackage{times}
> the sizes are calculated correctly, and both the .dvi file and the
> subsequent .ps show all selected sizes.
> However, using the Computer Modern font does not seem to work as well. I
> checked the TeX FAQ, but all it gave me were instructions for using a Type1
> CM font (bluesky) with dvips. I have bluesky installed, and the .ps file
> uses nicely scaling fonts, so they're available at that stage. Before
> dvips, however, latex itself substitutes font sizes since it seems to have
> no idea that CM is (now) a scalable, vector-based font.
> Is there a way to achieve this? Is there an equivalent package to
> times.sty, only for CM? Or would I have to create additional font
> description files by hand?

Are you using the type1cm package?


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