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Arbitrary size font selection in LaTeX

LaTeX, by default, restricts the sizes at which you can use its default computer modern fonts, to a fixed set of discrete sizes (effectively, a set specified by Knuth). The type1cm package removes this restriction; this is particularly useful when using scalable versions of the cm fonts (Bakoma, or the versions from BSR/Y&Y, or True Type versions from Kinch, PCTeX, etc.). In fact, since modern distributions will automatically generate any bitmap font you might need, type1cm has wider application than just those using scaleable versions of the fonts.

Note that the LaTeX distribution now contains a package fix-cm, which performs the task of type1cm, as well as doing the same job for T1- and TS1-encoded ec fonts.

See also type1ec fix-cm.

The author is David Carlisle.

License: lppl Catalogued: 2015-08-03