I want to set a text and I know that I want old style numbers. Does anyone know of some source or maybe can themselves list fonts with old style numbers?
Here's a list of common (CTAN available) roman(*) type1 fonts, mostly assuming T1 font encoding ...
(*) i.e., for fonts you might set up in
You can scour this page for fonts Font catalogue which has many fonts displayed. If the
I do not know of the update regularity of this webpage however it has many fonts! And many of these hasn't changed in a good time.
EDIT: Thanks @doncherry, I didn't think of google page search, of course that is way better! Here is the link for oldstyle searches on the previous mentioned site.
Other pages can be found under Font samplers in this site.
As a side note, I really enjoy the look of
I assume, since you're asking about old style numerals, that you care about typography. I can talk about the fonts that I have experience with. What follows is my biased report. All of the following are free:
Do look into the other ones in the link provided by doncherry in a comment to zeroth's answer.
EDIT Just tried the following fonts from doncherry's link. They each have distinctive features, so I wouldn't use them as the body font of anything without a good reason, I guess.
All of the nine fonts in this list, by the way, have true small caps, which is nice.