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Re: [help-texinfo] changing font size in hardcopy

From: Matthias Czapla
Subject: Re: [help-texinfo] changing font size in hardcopy
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 16:29:58 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.6+20040907i

On Fri, Mar 18, 2005 at 04:48:54PM -0500, Karl Berry wrote:
> Matthias, I'm not sure why it had such a drastic effect on the layout,
> unless it's all related to the different \hsize, which doesn't entirely
> make sense to me.  Anyway, it seems the answer is, "no easy way to get
> bigger fonts".  Sorry.

No problem.  I knew very well that Texinfo wouldn't give me fine grained
control over the layout.  I've chosen it for other reasons.  Btw,
actually I want smaller fonts.  But it's not that important, would just
be nice.

> P.S. The non-easy way is to change this code in texinfo.tex.  E.g.,
> change and 11pt to 12pt (doesn't really matter), and \magstephalf to
> \magstep1.  There are better methods, but none I can give a recipe for
> off the top of my head.
> % Text fonts (11.2pt, magstep1).
> \def\textnominalsize{11pt}
> \edef\mainmagstep{\magstephalf}
> [...]

Seems like I have an older version of texinfo.tex where this section looks
like this:

% Text fonts (11.2pt, magstep1).
  % not really supported.
\font\texti=cmmi10 scaled \mainmagstep
\font\textsy=cmsy10 scaled \mainmagstep

And using the latest texinfo.tex from the Texinfo homepage results in lots
of overfull hboxes and TeX waiting for me to type some commands.


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