# Changing font for a small piece of text in LaTeX

Sometimes, it is convenient to change the font temporarily within a paragraph in LaTeX. This can be achieved quite simply by using the `fontspec` package (which requires XeLaTex or LuaLaTeX.)

In order to change the font for a small section of text, delimit the text and call the font you wish to use with `fontspec`. For example,
``` This text will be in the default document font, but {\fontspec{Tahoma} this text is in Tahoma}. ```
There are also several options that can be passed to `fontspec`. For instance to make the font a little large or smaller, the `Scale` option can be passed thus,
``` This text will be in the default document font, but {\fontspec{Tahoma}[Scale=1.2] this text is set in Tahoma and is 20 percent larger.}. ```
And, yes, the `Scale` option is capitalized.