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How-to: Alter the Typography of Text

The following example shows how to set the Typography attribute, using Paragraph as the example element.

<Paragraph
  TextAlignment="Left"
  FontSize="18" 
  FontFamily="Palatino Linotype"
  Typography.NumeralStyle="OldStyle"
  Typography.Fraction="Stacked"
  Typography.Variants="Inferior"
>
  <Run>
    This text has some altered typography characteristics.  Note
    that use of an open type font is necessary for most typographic
    properties to be effective.
  </Run>
  <LineBreak/><LineBreak/>
  <Run>
    0123456789 10 11 12 13
  </Run>
  <LineBreak/><LineBreak/>
  <Run>
    1/2 2/3 3/4
  </Run>
</Paragraph>

The following figure shows how this example renders.

Screenshot: Text with altered typography

In contrast, the following figure shows how a similar example with default typographic properties renders.

Screenshot: Text with altered typography

The following example shows how to set the Typography property programmatically.

			Dim par As New Paragraph()

			Dim runText As New Run("This text has some altered typography characteristics.  Note" & "that use of an open type font is necessary for most typographic" & "properties to be effective.")
			Dim runNumerals As New Run("0123456789 10 11 12 13")
			Dim runFractions As New Run("1/2 2/3 3/4")

			par.Inlines.Add(runText)
			par.Inlines.Add(New LineBreak())
			par.Inlines.Add(New LineBreak())
			par.Inlines.Add(runNumerals)
			par.Inlines.Add(New LineBreak())
			par.Inlines.Add(New LineBreak())
			par.Inlines.Add(runFractions)

			par.TextAlignment = TextAlignment.Left
			par.FontSize = 18
			par.FontFamily = New FontFamily("Palatino Linotype")

			par.Typography.NumeralStyle = FontNumeralStyle.OldStyle
			par.Typography.Fraction = FontFraction.Stacked
			par.Typography.Variants = FontVariants.Inferior
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