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Typographer’s Glossary

Typeface: FF Clifford

Here’s a glossary of common type terminology, which along with the FAQs may answer many font related questions. If the information you need isn’t here, call us.

Lining figures (LF)
Numbers that rest on the baseline, and are usually the same height as capital letters. Lining figures may be tabular or proportional.

When the different figure sets are built-in as OpenType features, certain (older) operating systems and applications will only be able to access the default figures.
See Figuring It Out: OSF, LF, and TF Explained on The Fontfeed.