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Does anyone know a font that looks like Georgia, but where in the numbers are a consistent height and don't drip down oddly as in Georgia?

Better yet, is there anywhere I can get a .ttf or a .otf where in the numbers are adjusted?

I can't just manually adjust the font because I need it for font-face.

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I would recommend exploring Google Web Fonts for a font-face alternative first. – John Rygielski May 4 '12 at 21:56
"don't drip down oddly" = Text Figures = – DA01 May 4 '12 at 22:07
Thanks for the link about Text Figures. Very interesting. – Ferdia O'Brien May 6 '12 at 13:57

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Taking a look at the Wikipedia entry for Georgia, they mention that it is influenced by Clarendon typefaces.

Here's Georgia:


Here's URW Clarendon:

URW Clarendon


Not knowing your exact purpose, you might also want to consider simply using numbers from a more commonly available similar font. Times New Roman, for example, isn't too different, and mixing the numerals from Times with those of Georgia doesn't look too bad.

Here's an example:

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Georgia with Times numbers looks like the ticket I think. I doubt I'd notice it if I hadn't read the entire post. – Ferdia O'Brien May 6 '12 at 14:00

Here are some similar fonts to Georgia with lining numerals:


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News 706

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Just look around in web fonts services, these are just 3 of the many examples yu can find in

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That similarity finder is extremely useful. Thanks for the heads up. – Ferdia O'Brien May 4 '12 at 23:07

Bitstream Charter has three things in common with Georgia: (1) it's about the same size; (2) its upper-case letters are less tall than lower-case ascenders; (3) it was designed by Matthew Carter. But Bitstream Charter has lined (non-descending) numerals.

Unfortunately I have no experience with @font-face, so I can't help you with that part of the problem.

Bitstream Charter

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I think MyFonts' What The Font could help You find similar typefaces

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I would recommend Source Serif Pro. It's free on Google Fonts:

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FYI, when the numerals "dip down" they're called "Old Style Figures" (especially in InDesign), so this may help your Googling in trying to find a way where Georgia itself can use alternates.

In some fonts, you can simply use "uppercase" numbers, that is, type in capitals, and it will automatically make the switch. This is especially useful for tables and infographics, where the Old Style may be distracting.

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