Ulrich Dirr ud@art-satz.de
Mon, 26 Aug 2002 15:31:27 +0200

Adrian Heathcote wrote:
> A few months ago I asked on this list how to get oldstyle numbers
> Fonts that originate from the Linotype Foundry. It was apparent from
> few responses that a number of others had the same
> problem---particularly with Palatino.
> Well I discovered the solution---more or less by accident.
> The answer is that if you've installed the small caps the old style
> figures are already there. And you can call them by typing some
> numbers inside the usual command \textsc{}. Thus you have a perfect
> solution: lining figures and non-lining figures available within the
> same fontfamily and the ability to choose with a simple command.

Not really a solution. Actually four versions are needed. Tabular and
proportional versions for both lining and oldstyle figures.

Ulrich Dirr


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