[texhax] The "Fontspec" package : load font at specific size with dimension

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Tue Feb 28 21:08:40 CET 2017

Thank you for your help and suggestions, Ulrike -- you are, of course, quite correct in your observation that I am thinking of the problem in terms of plain TeX, but for better or worse, that is the only dialect of TeX with which I am familiar, and it is therefore understandable, I think, that I adopt it as my mental model.  But to return to my real-life problem :

In order to get a good visual balance between Latin text and text in {Arabic/Hebrew/Hindi/Nepali/Bengali/Tibetan/...}, I need to load the Latin font at its default size but the Arabic (etc) fonts at different sizes.  Is there really no way in which I can say (without needing to use any additional commands in my document) something analogous to :
>  1. \setmainfont [Color=text-colour] {Noto Serif Bold Italic}
>  2. \newfontface \thai [Color=text-colour, Language=Thai, Script=Thai] {Noto Serif Thai Bold}
>  3. *\newfontface \bengali [Color=text-colour, Language=Bengali, Script=Bengali, Scale=1.2] {Noto Serif Bengali Bold}*
>  4. *\newfontface \hindi [Color=text-colour, Language=Hindi, Script=Devanagari, Scale=1.2] {Noto Serif Devanagari Bold}*
>  5. *\newfontface \nepali [Color=text-colour, Language=Nepali, Script=Devanagari, Scale=1.2] {Noto Serif Devanagari Bold}*
>  6. \newfontface \japanese [Color=text-colour, Language=Japanese, Script=CJK] {Noto Sans CJK JP Bold}
>  7. \newfontface \korean [Color=text-colour, Language=Korean, Script=CJK] {Noto Sans CJK KR Bold}
>  8. \newfontface \mandarin [Color=text-colour, Language=Chinese Traditional, Script=CJK] {Noto Sans CJK TC Bold}
>  9. \newfontface \tibetan [Color=text-colour, Language=Tibetan, Script=Tibetan] {Noto Sans Tibetan Bold}
> 10. *\newfontface \arabic [Color=text-colour, Language=Arabic, Script=Arabic, Scale=1.414] {Noto Naskh Arabic Bold}*
> 11. \newfontface \hebrew [Color=text-colour, Language=Hebrew, Script=Hebrew] {Noto Sans Hebrew Bold}
but expressing the size of the fonts in TeX dimensions rather than as relative "Scale" values ?

** Phil.

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