OpenType stylistic alternate sets

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OpenType stylistic alternate sets

Postby lyndondrake » Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:11 pm

Hi,

Some fonts have multiple stylistic alternate sets. An example is Hypatia Sans Pro, which has many of them. For these fonts, the simple checkmark menu item Mellel provides is insufficient — it needs to list the available sets and allow the user to choose which of the sets to apply.

Cheers,
Lyndon
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Re: OpenType stylistic alternate sets

Postby magister » Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:29 pm

+1 on this. I am working with a group of scholars who want to use the Old Italic block of Unicode. There are a great many glyph variants found in the languages that use this script, and stylistic sets seem to be the best way to handle the issue. The fonts I'm developing will not work in Mellel.

Mellel's OpenType support is generally very good (thank you!). It puzzles me that one significant feature like this has been omitted for so long. Any comments from the Mellel team?
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