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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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~ ...
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 ...