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

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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Looking for guides on setting text with regards to good typography

I'm about to dive into LaTeX in preparation for writing a (technical) Master's Thesis. Since I'm kind of disappointed with the disregard to typography that is sometimes shown in such works I want to ...
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lining figures in tables and math, old style figures in text

I’m using TeXLive 2012, up to date on Ubuntu 12.10. When I use the libertine package with the option osf and newtxmath for math fonts, I get oldstyle numbers everywhere, but I only want to use them in ...
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Trouble using \oldstylenums with decimal points and hyphens

I am using Computer Modern font (default) with \oldstylenums command to typeset numbers in oldstyle format. However I am having trouble using it with non-numeric characters such as decimal points and ...
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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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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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combine \oldstylenums and \textsc

I would like to have a command that combines \oldstylenums for numbers in the argument and \textsc for text in the argument. I believe that a solution using some for loop is possible, but I think ...
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no old-style numbers with small caps and tgpagella

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.) \documentclass{article} ...
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OldStyle Numbers in Body Text Only—Lining Numbers Otherwise

My main font numbers are set to OldStyle. How can I set Lining numbers for: Titles (chapter, section, subsection, &c...), Beginning of enumeration, Page number, and Footnote numbers (but not ...
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Change from old style numbers to lining numbers in lineno's linenumbers environment

I am using old style numbers in my document, but I prefer lining numbers in my line numbering environments (lineno's \linenumbers environment). How can I enforce this (without changing to another ...
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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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Equation tags in lining numerals

This is a follow-up to this question; I'd like also the tags (typeset by the \tag command) to be in lining numerals. However, inspecting the definition of \tag in amsmath didn't reveal too much to me ...
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How to disable oldstyle numerals in a boldface text in Linux Libertine?

This document compiles (in XeLaTeX), but the boldface numbers are set oldstyle. Why? How to use boldface lining digits with Linux Libertine? \documentclass{article} \RequirePackage{fontspec} ...
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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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Hanging figures in Times

I would love to see hanging figures by using the times package, but according to docs it is not possible. Typing texdoc times in console I was informed that this package is obsolete and it's ...
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What does this error mean and why does it keep moving?

The following MWE gives me an error: %Page layout here \documentclass[letterpaper]{article} \usepackage{kantlipsum} %Font stuff here \usepackage{tgtermes} \begin{document} \kant ...