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Re: superior numerals
- To: email@example.com (Barbara Beeton)
- Subject: Re: superior numerals
- From: "Melissa O'Neill" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 7 Jul 1998 14:51:25 -0700 (PDT)
- Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
- In-Reply-To: <Pine.GSO.3.96.980707171723.15443Qemail@example.com> from "Barbara Beeton" at Jul 7, 98 05:32:06 pm
Barbara Beeton writes:
> melissa, do you know of any reference which includes the tabular/non
> tabular aspect for numeral definitions?
Sadly no; there is nothing in Bringhurst about it, as I recall. In my
experience, hanging figures tend to be variable width and lining figures
tend to be fixed width, but as you point out, this need not be a hard
and fast rule.
Adobe seems to like the term `fitted' for the variable width numerals,
at least given the `onefitted' glyph name in the expert set font.
Sorry not to be of more help,