I want to display the following string:


Using \oldstylenums, but the alphabetic characters are messed up. Any ideas (using LaTeX and CM/CL fonts), without resorting to:

\oldstylenums{344}F\oldstylenums{9}DA\oldstylenums{1} ...

Minimal working example:

\documentclass[a4paper,10pt,pdftex]{article} % define the title 


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    "I'm from Missouri, you've got to show me." In other words, please provide a working minimal example that shows what exactly is "messed up".
    – lockstep
    Commented Mar 14, 2011 at 22:01
  • Sure, I added it, but it's pretty straightforward. Commented Mar 14, 2011 at 22:06
  • Sorry for being a little snippy -- I provided an answer and hope that it is helpful.
    – lockstep
    Commented Mar 14, 2011 at 22:13

1 Answer 1


I suggest to use the cfr-lm package.






  • Nice, but that will make everything oldstyle... I'm looking to format just a specific block. Commented Mar 14, 2011 at 22:14
  • @Hugo: You didn't say so before. ;-) Answer updated.
    – lockstep
    Commented Mar 14, 2011 at 22:22

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