Le mercredi 19 novembre 2003, à 19:29:53, Hrant Papazian écrivit :
HHP> Carter and de Groot use "hybrid" numerals in their designs,
HHP> as well as many less-famous designers too. Hybrid numerals
HHP> are basically old-style but with bodies notably larger than
like those in Bitstream version of Bernhart Modern? I like that (not
in text, but for pure numeric runs, they do it well!)
HHP> From: Thierry Bouche
>> caps & small caps and 3/4-lining figs, like in Bell.
HHP> The problem with Bell (or "Austin") numerals are
HHP> that they're still mostly lining: less readable.
yes, but does a zip code need to be readable? isn't it meant for OCR,
which is probably best tuned for lining, as this is anyway the most
common design nowadays?
You could set your zip code in OSF to check them visually, and then
print them 3/4-lining to have a nicer look?