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#lang pollen
(define-meta title "point size")
hanging-topic[(topic-from-metas metas)]{Smaller on paper; bigger on screen}
The em{point size} of your text can be smaller than you think. The optimal point size for xref{body text} in printed documents is 1012 point.
While courts often require text to be set at 12 pointand sometimes largerits not the most comfortable size for reading. If you compare a court filing with the average book, newspaper, or magazine, youll notice that the text in the filing is larger.
Its very difficult to find a professionally designed book, newspaper, or magazine with 12-point body text. One major reason is costbigger point sizes require more paper.
But I cant guarantee 12 point will always look too big. Thats because the point-size system is not absolutedifferent fonts set at the same point size wont necessarily appear the same on the page.
That means you need to let your eyes be the judge. Dont just rely on the point size.