All These Numbers

Where are ‘old-style‘ numerals not ‘old-style’ numerals?  Well, here’s a preview of the numeral glyphs we’ve developed for the Henrecian family:

NumbersWe’ve presented sets of numerals for four different typefaces here.  The main differences occur with respect to the ‘old-style’ numerals.  In the case of the regular and text forms of Henerecian these are exactly the sort of thing which the label old-style would suggest.  In the case of the small and petite capitals faces we’ve taken a small liberty and have designed what are in effect small/petite sized lining numerals.  We feel these are much more in harmony with the respective typefaces , and tagging them as old-style numerals will make them much more readily accessible from within the user’s applications…

 

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