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Re: \bigger and \larger: that's one too many

From: Dan Eble
Subject: Re: \bigger and \larger: that's one too many
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2008 00:48:07 -0400

On 6 Oct 2008, at 06:07, Graham Percival wrote:

On Mon, 6 Oct 2008 11:42:07 +0200
"Valentin Villenave" <address@hidden> wrote:

Graham: "\bigger sounds better when opposed to \smaller"

Me: "We already have \teeny \tiny \small \large \huge, so let's keep
\larger iso \bigger".

You said that after I said \bigger, and it's a good reason.  So
now I'm also for \larger.

And for completeness, \teenier \tinier and \huger. [Ducks]

But seriously, assuming one can remember the set of choices without consulting the manual, how can one remember which of \teeny or \tiny is smaller? (The Wiktionary editors consider them synonyms.)

Moreover, if \bigger is cast out for being colloquial, how does teeny get a free pass?

Wouldn't it be better to reduce the number of preset sizes by nixing \teeny too? Users who really need shorthand for \teeny, \hardlyLegible, or \invisibleToTheNakedEye can define their own functions, after all.


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