The Chicago Manual of Style recommends spelling out the numbers zero through one hundred and using figures thereafter—except for whole numbers used in combination with hundred , thousand , hundred thousand , million , billion , and beyond (., two hundred ; twenty-eight thousand ; three hundred thousand ; one million ). In Chicago style, as opposed to AP style, we would write four hundred , eight thousand , and twenty million with no numerals—but like AP, Chicago style would require numerals for 401 ; 8,012 ; and 20,040,086 .
Thanks for this great tutorial! That’s just Microsoft for you; making counter-intuitive decisions. I was using Word as one does, but noticed that kerning was disabled. I’ve been learning about this stuff recently; I’m making my first font and beginning to learn the craft, (FontForge for the win!) and things like that bother me, now. Testing it with Georgia made me think it wasn’t working, but it turns out it was just the typeface. I hope it’s just my version! The font here seems to have kerning; is it Georgia?