I am running InDesign CS3 on XP. I know there are other posts about ordinal problems, but none seem to lead me to a solution.
My many fonts work with ordinal in MS Word when typing numbers like 22nd, 36th, etc. However, the same fonts in InDesign do NOT display ordinal type. Only a select few fonts work with ordinal in InDesign. When I scroll to the "Open Type" submenu for most fonts, ordinal is in brackets [ordinal]. I still select it, but nothing comes of it. Even with basic fonts like Tiimes New Roman.
Any ideas of how to fix this? Just seems odd when the fonts work in MS Office but not Adobe.
Word applies character styling to achieve that look, I believe. And annoying and ugly it is -- at least in my opinion.
If the Ordinal option for a font has square brackets it means the font doesn't support the option so you'll have to fake it, like Word does.
Create a character style for the characters and apply that -- you might even be able to do it with a grep style in CS4.