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How enlarge bullet for itemize items?

 
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murray



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:06 pm    Post subject: How enlarge bullet for itemize items? Reply with quote

To my eye, the bullet for itemize list items that is provided by default with Lucida fonts in a LaTeX article document is entirely too small: it appears as barely a dot. And it seems out of place in what is otherwise a somewhat "heavy" font.

How can one make a larger bullet. I've tried the following, to little avail:

\renewcommand{\labelitemi}{{\LARGE\textbullet}}
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Location: Amherst, MA, USA

PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:30 pm    Post subject: Enlarging bullet for items with Lucida Bright Reply with quote

In reply to a similar query I posted to a mailing list, several people pointed out that the lucidabr package already includes an altbullet option that does the trick. The code for that option in lucidabr.sty is:
Code:
\DeclareOption{altbullet}{%
  \normalfont
  \DeclareTextCommand
    \textbullet\encodingdefault{\UseTextSymbol{OMS}\textbullet}}


So in my .tex file that uses lucimatx, after loading that package, I added:
Code:
\renewcommand{\labelitemi}{%
 {\UseTextSymbol{OMS}\textbullet}}

This works, although now, actually, the bullet seems a tad too large in comparison with the Lucida Bright text (which I am using at nominal 12pt and with lucimatx option
Code:
lucidasmallscale=true.


How, exactly, should lucimatx itself be modfied so as to make the alternate bullet an option? And may I suggest that this option be added to the distributed package?
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