[texhax] LaTeX font size question

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Fri Nov 18 15:41:48 CET 2005

> Hi,
> Is the mapping of font size commands to pt values (e.g., as found at the
> bottom of page 364 of Kopka and Daly's fourth edition) part of a
> LaTeX or NPSS standard (or at least conventional practice) that
> is more or less font independent or are they just what comes as a
> default for Computer Modern with LaTeX?

Could you provide a little more details for those of us who hasn't read 
Kopka and Daly.

BTW: the size, that, say, \small uses, is normally defined/or redefined by 
the documentclass.


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