Why wikipedia years are lower case?

For example, this webpage about the Eruption of Krakatoa starts with the year written in lower case? Lower case numbers have a different baseline. Should it start with upper case? What’s the style guide in this case?.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1883_eruption_of_Krakatoa

Same with other pages. What’s the style guide behind this?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1980

Answer

The convention is to either use lining (uppercase) figures:

Lining

or oldstyle (lowercase) figures:

Oldstyle

These two styles are never mixed. Numbers are never “capitalized” like this:

Mix

Wikipedia has simply chosen to use a font (Georgia) for their headings which has oldstyle figures.

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Source : Link , Question Author : Carlos Vega , Answer Author : Wolff

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