Candara font basline shifts some numbers?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by djsound, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. djsound macrumors 6502a

    djsound

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    So I have often wondered why this happens. Some fonts (including Candara) shift the baseline (or something) of some numbers and I have no idea why. Does anyone know why? I have attached a photo so you can see what I mean..
     

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  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

    ergdegdeg

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    It's called text figures. They are used to make numbers integrate better with text.
     
  3. djsound thread starter macrumors 6502a

    djsound

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    Very interesting. Thanks for the info. :) I tried to google it but I had NO idea what to look for..
     

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