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I really like to use the MinionPro package in my documents, which provides an option called footnotefigures that activates a special set of figures for footnotes.

Unfortunately this option is not fully compatibel with the KOMA-classes such as scrbook while everthing works fine for example with article. If footnotefigures is active in scrbook, the footnote figures in the text are set correctly, but not the ones in the footnotes, which I would like to change.

At the moment this incompatibility produces a rather poor outcome, especially when a 'high' character like 'h' follows the footnote figure – as you can see in this figure.

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Here is a MWE

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{scrbook}
\usepackage[footnotefigures]{MinionPro}
\begin{document}
abc \vfill
\footnote{h -- First footnote.}h
\footnote{h -- Second footnote}h 
\footnote{h -- Third footnote}h 
\footnote{h -- Fourth footnote}h 
\end{document}

And here is the declaration of footnotefigures from the MinionPro package documentation.

\DeclareOption{footnotefigures}{%
\def\@makefnmark{%
\begingroup
\normalfont
\fontfamily{MinionPro-Extra}\fontencoding{U}\selectfont
\@thefnmark
\endgroup}}
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    Could you elaborate please, why the printout seems rather poor to you? Besides that, the guy who maintains KOMAscript has a website at www.komascript.de . You may ask there in English language, if you like.
    – Keks Dose
    Commented May 8, 2012 at 12:26
  • @KeksDose In my opinion the figures of the footnotes should be placed a bit higher than the letters as you can see it for example with Computer Modern. But here the top of the '1' is below the top of 'h' in the footnote. Interestingly, with 11pt as the fontsize in scrbook, the footnote figures look better too.
    – maetra
    Commented May 8, 2012 at 12:50
  • If you look closely, it's not just the placement of the figures: they are different figures. Those in the text are (as they should be) the specially designed superior figures. The ones in the footnotes themselves are small versions of what look to me to be oldstyle figures (though it's hard to be sure): at any rate a different design (look at base of 4, eg). Presumably KOMA uses a different command to set the note mark in text and in the note. Commented May 8, 2012 at 21:53

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After looking deeper into the KOMA-classes, it seems as if adding this line to the preamble does the job.

\deffootnote[1em]{1.5em}{1em}{%
  \fontfamily{MinionPro-Extra}\fontencoding{U}\selectfont\thefootnotemark}

Now the number of the footnotes share the same style in the text and in the footnotes.

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  • I integrated this fix into the newest versions of FontPro for MinionPro, MyriadPro and CronosPro. Thanks for fixing!
    – sebschub
    Commented Aug 3, 2012 at 16:01
  • Wouldn't have \addtokomafont{footnote}{<specs>} have sufficed?
    – cgnieder
    Commented Sep 29, 2012 at 20:12

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