When formatting in Chinese text, I 'm wondering if you can create a paragraph style so the Chinese is set in 1 Chinese font, while the numbers are set in English font. So you don't need to highlight and change each number individually in the English font when applying different styles.

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    Would be useful to mention which software you are using. – Lucian Nov 22 '18 at 7:22

If i understand correctly, you have some CN text content which includes some numbers which you need to typeset in another font. In which case you need to create a GREP style linked inside your CN paragraph style, to apply this other font for all the numbers. This, assuming your are using InDesign.

  • OK let me try GREP, does this work for all eng text – Kwok Nov 22 '18 at 9:14

In InDesign, set the base Paragraph Style as you want, then use Character Style to swap the font of the desired characters.

  • "So you don't need to highlight and change each number individually" -- what you describe is the full manual way. – usr2564301 Nov 22 '18 at 11:04
  • I want the chinese in one chinese font style and the english and numbers within the chinese text to be set at english font because chinese fonts for english looks awful, if you do lots of chinese formatting – Kwok Nov 23 '18 at 1:56
  • @usr2564301 you can easily select all numbers from a text/selection/block document, from the "find" menu, then apply a Character Style to the selection. One that's done there's nothing full manual. That's 5 clicks max... – Thai Nov 26 '18 at 10:50

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