FontNumeralStyle Enumeration

 

Describes the numeral style for a Typography object.

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

public enum FontNumeralStyle

Member nameDescription
Lining

Lining numeral style is used. Replaces default glyphs with numeric forms of even height.

Normal

Default numeral style is used.

OldStyle

Old 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.

Text using OpenType old style numerals

Example of standard and old style numerals

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

Text using OpenType old style numeral sets

Example of standard and old style numeral sets

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 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>

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