"Old Style Numbers" are numerals typeset with varying heights in a fashion that resembles a typical line of running text.

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Old-style figures: Use in references/brackets (e.g. to equations, bibliography) or not?

In my documents I usually use old-style figures for "non-mathematical" numbers. By this I mean for example dates, page numbers, telephone numbers and the like. For tables, results of equations etc. I ...
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How to change the appeareance of bibliography item labels in amsrefs?

Assume that I'd like to set the item labels in the "references" list in amsrefs in, say, boldface (or in lining numbers - I have oldstyle numbers set throughout the document). I can do it in ...
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Small-caps, old-style numbers, and some ligatures produce odd symbols in PDF copy text?

This is a problem I've had consistently with XeLaTeX. Here's a small example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[Ligatures=TeX,Numbers={OldStyle,Proportional}]{Minion Pro} ...
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Different hyphenation pattern when using oldstyle figures?

It appears that there are different hyphenation patters when using oldstyle figures or not. Consider the following MWE: \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{scrartcl} \areaset[current]{336pt}{600pt} ...
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Using oldstyle figures of palatino (mathpazo) in math mode

I am using \usepackage[osf]{mathpazo} for oldstyle figures and the dcolumn package to align the contents of tables at their decimal point. The problem is that dcolumn automatically sets the aligned ...
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newcommand for use \oldstylenums of another font

How I can define a new command to use the old-style numbers of the package gfsartemisia within the default font in pdflatex ? I tried something like: ...
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Changing ToC subsection entry font in scrartcl

I have changed the default serif font of my document to use old-style numerals (I think they look quite nice). However, in the serif entries of the subsections (section entries are in a sans-serif ...
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text figures (old style numbers) and mhchem

How do I achieve lining figures with mhchem while maintaining text figures in the text (lualatex). My MWE is: \documentclass{minimal} \RequirePackage[paperwidth=70mm, paperheight=20mm, left=10pt, ...
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Which LaTeX fonts have old style numbers?

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?
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How to create a “long-running” version of “\classicstylenums” in “kpfonts” package?

I'm using kpfonts in my document with old style numbers. However, in some sections (e.g. figures and tables), I want to revert to the normal style numbers. There is a command for doing that - ...
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Convert figures to old style with Kurier font

I am trying to convert the figures of a mixed string over which I have no control, say +1 (234) 567 890 abcd to old style when using the kurier font. I know of \oldstylenums, but it switches ...
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Oldstyle numbers with Charter font

I'm using the Charter font using the following package: \usepackage[charter]{mathdesign} I want to have oldstyle (lowercase) numbers in conjunction with this package. I've seen this question but ...
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Design size mismatch warning when using the eco package

I'm using the eco package and am getting the following warning: design size mismatch in local font ecrm2074 in virtual font ecorm2074.vf ignored. when compiling the following MWE: ...
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Oldstyle numbers in body, newstyle numbers in section headings

I'm using the eco package to get oldstyle numbers in my manuscript, but I'm trying to get the section numbers (in the mainmatter and the table of contents as well) to be "newstyle numbers" (ie. lining ...
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Special cases when using old-style figures

When using old-style figures, what are the special cases of using lining figures (if any), apart from maths? For instance, are reference marks one such instance? Some 1998 text which references~[1] ...
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Using old style numerals in XeLaTeX in math mode

I am using XeLaTeX and the Linux Libertine font to typeset my thesis. I set it up to use old style numerals in the text by: \setromanfont[Ligatures={Common}, Numbers={OldStyle}]{Linux Libertine O} ...
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Chapter number in `Lenny` and roman numerals to Old Style

Is there a way to change the chapter number in fncychap as well as the roman numerals in the \frontmatter to be old style figure style? \documentclass{amsbook} \usepackage[osf]{mathpazo} ...
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font garamond without oldstylenumbers

I have to use Garamond for my publishing house. Is there a way to use the package garamond without having the numbers in the oldstyle? Here are the packages which I am using for pdflatex: ...
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Search and find an old style numeral in a pdf

I am compiling this tex file \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hfoldsty} \begin{document} 1 $1$ \end{document} with pdflatex and open the resulting pdf with evince. If I search the digit one (1), ...
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How to change footnote number style

I use old-style numerals as the default text font, but that also makes the footnote numbers old-style---which I don't want. How can change the footnote numbers to lining figures? I'm using LuaLaTeX ...
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Oldstylenums with Latin Modern (MiKTeX 2.9)

I'd like do get the nice oldstyle-numbers in my entire document. (Would there be a reason not to want them anywhere in a literature paper?) I use pdfTeX 1.40.11 via MiKTeX 2.9 and Latin Modern ...
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How to turn off oldstyle numbers

There are lots of sets of instructions for using oldstyle numbers (e.g. Utilizing oldstyle figures without resorting to \oldstylenums) but what might I do to turn them off completely? The detailed ...
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Mixing oldstylenums with strings

I want to display the following string: 344F9DA1EA1859437077CCA38923C67797BDB8F6 Using \oldstylenums, but the alphabetic characters are messed up. Any ideas (using LaTeX and CM/CL fonts), without ...
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Using text figures in technical and scientific documents

Many sources, such as Bringhurst and other style guides, recommend using text figures everywhere except all-caps text. This would seem reasonable for documents containing a lot of regular text, such ...
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Lining numbers not working in certain fonts

I’m using the Linux Libertine font and have old style numbers enabled. However, in a certain context I want to use lining figures instead. Normally I should be able to switch using \addfontfeature ...
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Is it possible to disable old style numbers for specific cases?

Is there a way to disable old style numbering only for specific cases? Right now I have old style numbering enabled globally for my whole document via \usepackage[osf]{libertine}, but I want to ...
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How to use lining figures in siunitx and fontspec?

I'm using XeTeX and fontspec, and I have selected old-style figures for my body text. Now I use the siunitx package, and have set it up to use text fonts instead of math fonts. For the siunitx values ...
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Old style numbers without fontspec

How do I use old style numbers everywhere without using fontspec? Or is it even possible? Where do I find the documentation for the fonts in the LaTeX Font Catalogue? Minimum (Non)Working Example: ...
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Palatino fonts and the number 713

I have some trouble using Palatino fonts (psnfss2e distribution} for numerals in text and tables. I load the package as \usepackage[sc,osf]{mathpazo} which sets the font to oldstyle numerals in ...
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Oldstyle (arabic) numbers in headings remove roman pagination

Using the following code to get oldstyle (arabic) numbers in the headings make the preamble page numbers (in roman) to disappear. Here's a minimal working example: \documentclass{book} ...
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Fontspec: Palatino with small caps and old-style figures

For various reasons, I’m using the fontspec package. However, I’d also like to use Palatino as the document’s main font, and I want to use it with small caps and old-style figures. So I’ve got four ...
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Utilizing oldstyle figures without resorting to \oldstylenums

Quite a few of the freely available LaTeX fonts include oldstyle figures (numerals that harmonize with lower case letters) in addition to lining figures. (Generally, you have to load the textcomp ...