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tgpagella activates old-style numbers with small caps. I'm looking for a possibility to disable old-style numbers (as in the other cases like textbf, etc.)


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Looking at the package tgpagella and the font files, there seems no native support for this. There are lining numerals for regular, regular-italics, bold, bold-italics, but old-style numerals for each combination with small caps. Actually, the file qpl-hist.txt of this font mentions: "we are not going to introduce any extensions [...] (e.g., for more convenient handling of oldstyle/normal digits) -- in such cases we suggest using the OTF fonts versions". Since it is not explicitly stated in your question: Is it possible for you to use XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX? – e-birk Mar 10 '13 at 15:36
Or is it an alternative to switch to a similar font that supports lining numerals with small caps? For example \usepackage[sc]{mathpazo} provides lining numbers with small caps though it would not support bold font small caps.... – e-birk Mar 10 '13 at 15:44
up vote 6 down vote accepted

use xelatex or lualatex instead:

\setmainfont{TeX Gyre Pagella}
0123456789 TeX Gyre Pagella

\textsc{0123456789 TeX Gyre Pagella}


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If the problem occurs only in a few locations defining the macro \newstylenums and using it for each number might be enough.

abfg 0123456789

\textsc{abfg \newstylenums{0123456789}}

\textbf{\textsc{abfg \newstylenums{0123456789}}}

\textit{abfg \newstylenums{0123456789}}

output of MWE

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