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The current values of the font attributes are held in internal macros.


These hold the current values of the encoding, the family, the series, the shape, the size, the baseline skip, the main math size, the `script' math size and the `scriptscript' math size. The last three are accessible only within a formula; outside of math they may contain arbitrary values. For example, to set the size to 12 without changing the baseline skip:

However, you should never alter the values of the internal commands directly; they must only be modified using the low-level commands like \fontfamily, \fontseries, etc. If you disobey this warning you might produce code that loops.

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