that's what I wanted for a recent project, and attached is one possible solution I found.
In practise, by using canvas labels (and list2symbol from zexy)
you can get numbers in GUIs without using number boxes, looking OK within "graph-on-parent".
See attached patch (slide_me), using pd extended fonts for canvas labels.
By the way, I noticed that one font (Deja Vu Sans Mono) is looking quite differently in
windows w.r.t. Linux (more "pixellosity")
Any other solutions like this?