## Sunday, January 30, 2011

### Text font sizes

One of the most commonly asked questions is how to change font sizes in LaTeX beyond those offered by `\tiny` through `\Huge`. There are a number of different font parameters that can be selected using the New Font Selection Scheme. In particular, one can select the exact font size and line height (the leading). To select a 10pt font on 12pt leading, one can use
``````\fontsize{10}{12}%
\selectfont``````
Of course, 10 and 12 can be replaced with any values. Since `\fontsize` uses `\@defaultunits` (see here), units other than pt can be used.