> On Nov 17, 2003, at 6:11 AM, Michael Brady wrote:
>> But as you point out, the
>> problem arises when figures are mixed with caps or all caps, as in the
>> ZIP code after the state's postal abbreviation or in serial numbers of
>> various kinds.
> Although addresses on envelopes might call for cap-height and lining
> numerals for OCR sorting, I'd argue that hanging numerals are a bette
> choice for zip codes in most cases.
I feel that most solutions fall short of ideal. Set the post (zip) code in
caps with lining figures and it dominates the text block. However, set it in
small caps with old style figures and it recedes.
The only semi-satisfactory results seem to come from using a large x-height
sans, where the all caps/lining figure combination doesn't overpower the
rest of the address.
I've pondered this many times -- what other solutions have people arrived