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Bob_the_Topper
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Enforcing lining Figures for Math Mode and Tables

Postby Bob_the_Topper » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:44 pm

Hi!

I use cfr-lm to get oldstyle figures for regular text but they look bad in tables. Of course I could switch to lining figures manually (\lstyle or \textl) every single time but this is quite tedious. Also, lining figures are used automatically in math mode. Is there a way to enforce lining figures in tables too?

MWE:
\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[%
  rm={oldstyle,proportional},%
  sf={oldstyle,proportional},%
  tt={oldstyle=false,proportional=false,monowidth}%
] {cfr-lm}

\begin{document}
Old style numerals (0123456789) look great in normal text, but sometimes lining figures (\textl{0123456789}) are more appropriate. For example in mathematical contexts, old style is just out of place ($123 + 456 \neq 789$).

In tables, too, old style figures look bad:
\begin{tabular}{l|r}
Name & Age \\
\hline
A & 12 \\
B & 23 \\
C & 64 \\
D & 67
\end{tabular}

Lining figures are much better, but have to be set manually:
{
\lstyle
\begin{tabular}{l|r}
Name & Age \\
\hline
A & 12 \\
B & 23 \\
C & 64 \\
D & 67
\end{tabular}
}

\end{document}

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cgnieder
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Enforcing lining Figures for Math Mode and Tables  Topic is solved

Postby cgnieder » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:36 am

You could use etoolbox to add lining figures to the {tabular} environment by adding these lines to your preamble:

\usepackage{etoolbox}
\AtBeginEnvironment{tabular}{\lstyle}


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Bob_the_Topper
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Re: Enforcing lining Figures for Math Mode and Tables

Postby Bob_the_Topper » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:02 pm

Works like a charm :)
Thanks!


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