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So everyone I look, it seems that if you're going to use old style figures at all in a work, then anywhere titling figures appear, it'd better be in an all caps environment. But if we're to really stick with the
old style figures : titling figures :: lowercase : upper case
analogy, wouldn't that mean the '7' in
ought not to have that descender? After all, in words, it would be "Chapter Seven." (It actually makes me pause when I see "September 23, 2010" and all the numbers are text figures. That can't be good, right?) But then, following the rule strictly,
ought to have two different styles for the two different '1's. !!! =(
Another issue: the longer I stare at text figures mixed with small caps, the more out of place it looks. Why aren't there small caps figures too? Everything's looking ugly and I don't know what to do.