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

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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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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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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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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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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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Linux Libertine: Change Numeral Set

I am using the Linux Libertine font for my document. The font provides different numeral sets, "normal" numbers which are all the same height, and medieval/minuscle numbers with varying height. By ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Package tgpagella and text figures

Is there a way that text figures (old style numerals) can be set as default for text when loading the package tgpagella? I get them if I use the .otf files under XeLaTeX, but I'd like to get them when ...
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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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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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Does cfr-lm have any other side-effects besides changing to old style numbers?

I am currently using the following: \documentclass[12pt,extrafontsizes]{memoir} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \begin{document} I have 1,233,345.6 cats. \end{document} I want ...
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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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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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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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Special formatting for section numbers

In these Mathematical Writing notes prepared by Knuth et al. (worth checking out the first few pages if you write technical articles), they use a certain typography for Section numbers. Aside from the ...
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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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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 numerals in mhchem equations

I use the Lucida font for my documents with its old style numerals in text and its lining figures in mathmode. But how can I get lining figures inside chemical eqautions with mhchem? Here is some ...
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Oldstyle numerals or lining numerals with units of measurement?

What is considered proper typography regarding which set of numerals to use with units of measurement? A real-life example: In the experiment, shown schematically in figure 2.2, we illuminate an ...
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Libertine newtxmath and text (oldstyle) figures in headers

This is closely related to the OP with title "lining figures in tables and math, old style figures in text", and to the answer provided therein. The following (semi)MWE is to be run with pdfLaTeX: ...
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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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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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MinionPro, newtxmath and further misadventures with oldstyle and lining figures

In continuing my journey with the newtxmath package, this time I've tried the next code: \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage{textcomp} \usepackage[lf,onlytext]{MinionPro}% no osf, no math ...
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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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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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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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Missing Fonts on OSX

I appear to have absolutely nothing but this ugly default font and a few common styles from the Palatino family. I'm a newbie at LaTeX, so I hope you can bear with me. But I'm running Mac OS 10.7.5 ...
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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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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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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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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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What is the correct way of writing a percentage next to \oldstylenums?

If I want to write in text e.g. 1.1-1.5% and use \oldstylenums to get non-lining numbers, what would be the correct way of specifying the percent sign? When I simply write the percent sign as ...
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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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Lining *and* oldstyle figures in maths

Here is my problem: I would like, as in some old maths books, use oldstyle figures as coefficients in math formulae – say in display- and textstyle, but lining figures for indices and exponents – say ...
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Digits from an other font

In a book that I'm currentlry rewriting they use special digits for numbers. Although I searched for this shape in Tex Font Catalogue I didn't find exactly matching shape of digits. The only thing ...
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Use lining figures in TOC, old style figures in text with mathpazo

I use the mathpazo package with the osf option to get the Palatino font with old style figures. However, i want lining figures on the title page and in the table of contents. I have already found a ...
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Adobe Caslon Pro, XeLaTeX, fontspec - how to change the “dollar” symbol that's used with oldstyle numbers

I am using XeLaTeX with Adobe Caslon Pro, and I would like to have oldstyle numbers. But when I use the option Numbers=OldStyle in fontspec, my dollar sign changes from a full-height S with two lines ...
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How to change the appearance of the optional argument of \cite in amsrefs?

Continuing my odyssey with oldstyle numbers, I'd like to disable them also in the optional (second) argument of \cite{...}*{...} in amsrefs. Any hints how to do that? (I'm using XeLaTeX, but this is ...
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Old style numeral labels and body text

Here's what I want to achieve with biblatex: The label and in the text, the year (four digits) in old style figures and everything in \small Prenote (see ~), if any, in \small Post Note, if any, the ...
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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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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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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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Old style number, bold small caps, and Palatino

I'd like to be able to have all three of the following in my document: the Palatino font bold and small caps old-style figures I'm currently using mathpazo with the options [osf] to get 1 and 3, ...
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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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Change the old style numerals of mathpazo (via tufte-latex) to lining numerals

I am using tufte-latex package, which uses mathpazo with old style numerals. To make figures (plots) I would like to use lining numbers. The problem is that the figures are converted from svg to pdf ...