[texhax] Fedora 12: cmr12 font shrunk?

Scott McMahan scott at skwc.com
Wed Dec 9 13:47:45 CET 2009

I used LaTeX to write two books and am working on a third. I just 
upgraded to Fedora 12, and thought something looked really wrong with my 
draft printouts, which looked smaller. I couldn't belive my eyes and 
actually printed a page I'd already printed (back under F11) and 
compared them side by side. CMR12 has shrunk! I thought at first 
something had gone wrong in the printing, but there are no errors, and 
the scale factor is 100%. LaTeX is not substituting a smaller font, 
because the lines on the page are indentical and if a smaller font was 
being used, there would be more text per page.

Has CMR12 changed? If so, how do I get my old CMR12 back so all three 
books look the same? I'm baffled as to what to do about this. I'm not 
even sure where or how to ask about this.


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