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Re: [Issue #3947] fixing \huge et al.

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [Issue #3947] fixing \huge et al.
Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2017 22:33:08 +0200
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Kieren MacMillan <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi Carl,
>> You have not yet tested your baseline-skip parameter with a different
>> default-staff-size.  I think that you will probably need to include the
>> default baseline-skip when determining the new baseline-skip.  Font sizes
>> avoid this problem by using a scale parameter.  I don't know that it's
>> possible to use a scale parameter for baseline-skip.
> In my exchange with David K on -user, I asked why there are so many
> different functions for font sizing… Now I see that the existing
> \fontsize automagically adjusts both baseline-skip *and* word-space
> (which I hadn't even considered).
> In light of that, doesn't it make sense to just redefine \huge et
> al. to call \fontsize directly?  cf. snippet (below, with comment
> strings removed here)
> Why would it not have been this way to begin with? Is there some
> side-effect that I can't predict?

Maybe check the effects that super- and subscripts cause on a block of
text?  I'd not be able to tell offhand whether that's a concern, nor
whether it possibly being a concern might have changed due to
line-spacing changes in the last stable versions.

David Kastrup

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