[OS X TeX] "lining" figures/numbers, old-style figures, and tables

Alan Munn amunn at gmx.com
Thu Aug 5 11:13:39 EDT 2010

On Aug 5, 2010, at 10:39 AM, Nathan Paxton wrote:

> 	Hi all,
> 	I'm typesetting/writing an article that is primarily text, but also  
> contains statistical tables and such. I prefer to use Palatino  
> (mathpazo package, to be specific).
> 	Some fonts, as many of you know, contain both "uppercase" (so- 
> called "lining") figures/numbers and "lowercase" ("old-style")  
> figures. I usually invoke the old-style option, as it makes numbers  
> set in the body text look more appropriate. But in tables of  
> regression results, I'd prefer to have the uppercase/lining numbers,  
> as these have a more consistent look for reading in tables. But I  
> can't figure out how to get the table/tabular environment to default  
> to lining figures. Does anyone have any idea how to do such?

I think the default behaviour for mathpazo is to use regular figures  
in math mode.  So all you need to do is use the array package to  
define your table columns to be in mathmode:


etc. for other types as needed.


Alan Munn
amunn at gmx.com

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