OpenType Pro fonts (and some older font collections) often include two kinds of numerals: “Lining” and “Old Style”. At CreativePro.com, James Felici gives a clear, useful explanation on when to use Old Style figures, and what the difference is between them and Lining figures. Read it at http://www.tinyurl.com/yjm4h44.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.