[texhax] GFS Didot Old Style Figures Issue

Bob Tennent rdt at cs.queensu.ca
Sat May 17 01:55:42 CEST 2014

 >|But this is an unheard-of arrangement, I cannot name any other font with
 >|such an (apparent) quirk. In practical terms it means chapter and
 >|section numbers and page numbers in ToC are lining figures even though
 >|numbers everywhere else in the document are text figures. It doesn't
 >|look like fine typography to me, does it?

The documentation for gfsdidot says:

  The design of Didot's 1805 Greek typeface was influenced by the
  neoclassical ideals of the late 18th century. The font was brought
  to Greece at the time of the 1821 Greek Revolution, by Didot's
  son, and was very widely used. The present version is provided by
  the Greek Font Society.

otfinfo -f  GFSDidot.otf

tells us that this font at least has both lining figures and
oldstyle figures. You can select which you want using fontspec and

Bob T.

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