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  1. Entering Tamil or Indic Unicode font text in Affinity apps has been a problem for a very long time. This simple Python script allows you to enter certain Unicode-based open-type .ttf Tamil font text data. It uses the fact that you can enter some of the open-type glyphs using the Glyph Browser in Affinity! Note: not all open-type or pure Unicode fonts will work with this program! Certain types of Unicode-based open-type Tamil fonts like Vijaya, Akshra, all TAU-encoded fonts and many more work fine. If the Tamil .ttf font file contains all the character glyphs, and they are also indexed in the GSUB table, this program will work. At present, this is program is hard-coded only for Tamil. It may work for other open-type Indic fonts, if you modify certain sections and give the correct Unicode data like the range, pre-appending, post-appending char lists etc. Note that the converted data is not a font file, but a string of glyphs that can be displayed correctly inside Affinity. You will have to fully reformat the text after the copy-paste. Also, you can’t change the font family of the pasted glyph text. It has to be converted again and pasted for the new font. But you can change the font size of the glyph, and do some minor editing using the Glyph Browser, etc. For more details, see the comments in the program. See the first sample screenshot that shows the Tamil text using the open-type vijaya.ttf font. See the second screenshot that shows the conversion of Unicode Tamil data to a string of glyph data. This glyph string data can be pasted inside Affinity apps and toggled to Unicode. This works only for certain .ttf fonts mentioned above. Check this simple Python TKopentypeTamil1 script on my cmathiaz Github page. Good luck. https://github.com/Cmathiaz?tab=repositories
  2. Would be nice if you could implement "palt" feature https://sparanoid.com/lab/opentype-features/#palt Additionally pwid/pkna/halt would be nice. https://sparanoid.com/lab/opentype-features/#pwid https://sparanoid.com/lab/opentype-features/#pkna https://sparanoid.com/lab/opentype-features/#halt East Asian Tetragrams (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) smpl trad tnam expt hojo nlck jp78 jp83 jp90 jp04 hngl ljmo tjmo vjmo fwid hwid halt twid qwid pwid palt pkna ruby hkna vkna Ultimately I would like you to add "Mojikumi" feature that's set of templates for kerning. https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/composing-cjk-characters.html#change_mojikumi_settings
  3. Hi guys, I am experiencing a weird behavior of Publisher with a preproduction font that lays heavily on the contextual alternate Opentype feature. The problem: The font is valid and works fine in Indesign CC 2021 and the Typeface font manager as well as on fontdrop.info. However, when I turn on the contextual alternatives in Publisher, all of them are rendered except for the ones related to the lowercase "i" (like "is", "in" etc.) . See first screenshot for Publisher (blue), second for Indesign CC (black). I am able to reproduce the issue. Please note that I can only provide the font file directly to the support staff. Cheers, Johannes Latest version of Publisher macOS Mojave (latest) Hardware Acc.: On
  4. Hello, Are you planning on adding functionality for the new OpenType variable font technology in Designer, Photo and Publisher? Best, Bauke
  5. For instance, the below text:- (literally:- are you going this year, brother ?) is not rendered properly in both Designer and Photo. The area that I highlighted contains tone mark which is supposed to be a bit higher than the upper-level characters, However, they are placed at the same level, and clash with each other. This suggested that the OpenType GPOS table is not applied.
  6. I understand why you did it, ligatures lock text from tracking. I have designed a font where this is solved by changing f and l not by single glyph fl but by just chaning the f, as you can see in the atached picture. 1) user should have option to turn this off. If can, where can I do it? 2) it should be applied only on liga feature where two glyphs change with one glyph Thanks, Jan
  7. I've noticed that all the Affinity applications have trouble with the Contextual Alternates feature (on by default). The 'error' occurs when the entered text has an initial capital. Specifically when the applications auto capitalise the first word. All OK in Adobe applications etc.
  8. Please add support for OpenType locl feature - Localized forms. Currently you can switch the language of a text from the Character palette, but this doesn't trigger the locl feature. (This is how it usually works in Adobe apps) This feature is quite important especially for Cyrillic scripts. Tested this with Affinity Designer, not sure what is the case with Affinity Photo.
  9. Hi, I do you have plans to change the opentype display in Affinity Designer. At the moment you cant see does a font support Small caps / superscript or does Affinity make a Faux version. Is there a email address where i could send questions about using Affinity programs at our school? We could be interested on installing Affinity suite on our Schools computers.
  10. How do I access the extended character set in some of the newer Opentype fonts that have alternate swash caps, etc.? Illustrator has a glyphs panel, which I don't think AD has yet, but is there another way to do this, eg. keyboard shortcut or another utility? Thanks.
  11. There are some very odd behaviours with the numerals. If I select all the text and choose Oldstyle proportional numerals, some of the numerals are lining. If I make one of the numerals tabular, all the numerals are Oldstyle. I have tried this with several fonts.
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