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FontNumeralStyle Enumeration

Describes the numeral style for a Typography object.

Namespace:  System.Windows
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)

public enum FontNumeralStyle
<object property="enumerationMemberName" .../>

Member nameDescription
NormalDefault numeral style is used.
LiningLining numeral style is used. Replaces default glyphs with numeric forms of even height.
OldStyleOld style numeral style is used. Replaces default glyphs with a figure style that matches lowercase letters in height and color.

OpenType fonts support an old style numeral format. This format is useful for displaying numerals in styles that are no longer standard. The following text displays an 18th century date in standard and old style numeral formats for the Palatino Linotype font.

Example of standard and old style numerals

Text using OpenType old style numerals

The following text displays standard numerals for the Palatino Linotype font, followed by old style numerals.

Example of standard and old style numeral sets

Text using OpenType old style numeral sets
NoteNote:

Most OpenType fonts expose only a subset of the total OpenType features available. If a specified font does not support a particular feature, the default glyphs are used instead.

The following code example shows how to define old style numerals for the Palatino Linotype font, using properties of the Typography object.

<Paragraph FontFamily="Palatino Linotype">
  <Run Typography.NumeralStyle="Normal">1234567890</Run>
  <Run Typography.NumeralStyle="OldStyle">1234567890</Run>
</Paragraph>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0
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