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Fahneflycht

Further notes on OpenType Functionality

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Hi again,

One more suggestion regarding OpenType features in APub beta build 1.0.7.139:

One feature that I found helpful in Page Plus was the ability to select individual OpenType features such as the ability to display capital letters as smallcaps (see screenshot; useful e.g. to construct lists of content where the capitals are to be retained) as well as to select individual ligatures. Some fonts offer historical ligatures, e.g. ct with a hook over the c, which may be appropriate in some situations but not in others. In PagePlus you could (to the extent the functionality is available in the particular font) select to omit such ligatures while retaining others in it. Particularly helpful was the checkbox list where the available features could be selected or deselected on an individual basis. APub so far seems to offer “all or nothing” in this regard. On my wish list for Apub would be such an individual checkbox list feature as was available in PagePlus. Thank you for your consideration of this suggestion.

Fahneflycht

PagePlus Screenshot individual OT feature selection.JPG

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This functionality is available in Publisher. In the Text Style dialog under the heading Typography > Alternates (for ligatures, historical forms and others), Typography > Variants (for specific Stylistic Sets), Typography > Figures (for lining figures, old style figures et cetera) and Typography > Capitals (for anything related to capitals).

In the Character panel under the Typography heading are a few buttons for ligatures, ordinals, mathematic type settings and more. The last button (the one with the ellipsis) opens a dialog with everything you want for manual adjustments in one-off situations.

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