Numbers for every occasion.
Numbers for text, titles, and tables ensure that both Whitney Narrow and Whitney Narrow ScreenSmart can tackle the most demanding content, whether on paper or screen.
Like letters, numbers are proportional: they vary in width according to their shapes, from the narrow 1 to the wide 0. These variations help numbers sympathize with the natural rhythms of the alphabet, making their appearance in text less conspicuous. But this practice introduces problems when used for tables, since the width of each number will vary depending on its digits. Enter tabular figures. Both Whitney Narrow and Whitney Narrow ScreenSmart feature a full set of tabular figures, built on a fixed width, to ensure that columns of data align correctly.
Duplexed Weights and Symbols
Whitney Narrow’s tabular figures maintain the same character widths throughout the complete range of weights and styles, an essential feature for when boldface is used to highlight an entire line (as is common in stock listings and sports statistics.) In each of the font’s styles, the fractions, monetary symbols, and mathematical operators are built on matching widths, so that a price expressed in dollars won’t affect the grid when the currency is recalculated in Euros.
Each of Whitney Narrow’s styles contains readymade “case fractions” in denominations of halves, thirds, fourths, fifths, sixths, and eighths. Also included is a full set of numerators and denominators, all properly kerned to the fraction bar, for creating custom fractions, as well as super- and subscripts for footnotes and formulae.
Extended Monetary Symbols
In addition to the standard monetary symbols included in all Hoefler & Co. fonts (dollar, Euro, pounds sterling, yen, guilders, and cents) Whitney Narrow includes an additional nine symbols for the Baht, Colon, Naira, Peso, Ruble, Rupee, Rupiah, Won, and Sheqel.