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.