FontNumeralAlignment Enumeration
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FontNumeralAlignment Enumeration

 

Describes the numeral alignment for a Typography object.

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

Public Enumeration FontNumeralAlignment

Member nameDescription
Normal

Default numeral alignment is used.

Proportional

Proportional width alignment is used.

Tabular

Tabular alignment is used.

OpenType fonts support a proportional and tabular figure feature to control the alignment of widths when using numerals. Proportional figures treat each numeral as having a different width—"1" is narrower than "5". Tabular figures are treated as equal-width numerals so that they align vertically, which increases the readability of financial type information.

The following text displays two proportional figures in the first column using the Miramonte font. Note the difference in width between the numerals "5" and "1". The second column shows the same two numeric values with the widths adjusted by using the tabular figure feature.

Text using OpenType proportional & tabular figures

Example of proportional and tabbed figures

System_CAPS_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 proportional and tabular figures for the Miramonte font, using properties of the Typography object.

<TextBlock FontFamily="Miramonte">
  <Run Typography.NumeralAlignment="Proportional">114,131</Run>
</TextBlock>
<TextBlock FontFamily="Miramonte">
  <Run Typography.NumeralAlignment="Tabular">114,131</Run>
</TextBlock>

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
Silverlight
Available since 5.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 8.0
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