oldstyle figures, etc

Everything related to our flagship word processor.
Post Reply
samuelas
Posts: 41
Joined: 2007-09-02 09:32:02
Location: Hartford, CT

oldstyle figures, etc

Post by samuelas » 2008-10-28 11:05:00

Any way to activate such opentype features in Nisus?

best
s

martin
Official Nisus Person
Posts: 4647
Joined: 2002-07-11 17:14:10
Location: San Diego, CA
Contact:

Re: oldstyle figures, etc

Post by martin » 2008-10-28 14:47:21

You'll want to use Apple's typography panel:

1. Select the text you want to affect.
2. Use the menu Format > Font > Show Fonts.
3. From the Apple Font panel that just appeared, click the little "gear" button/menu in the lower left corner and select Typography...
4. You can now use the Typography panel to turn on special font features like old style figures, glyph variants, etc.

I should note that these special typographic features are font specific and depend entirely on Apple's support for them.

samuelas
Posts: 41
Joined: 2007-09-02 09:32:02
Location: Hartford, CT

Re: oldstyle figures, etc

Post by samuelas » 2008-10-29 04:01:55

Wow. That was easy and has brought me to a higher level of Mac-love. Adobe Garamond Pro 4-eva.



Thanks, Martin.

foobar
Posts: 53
Joined: 2005-09-22 09:08:09
Location: bugmenot.com
Contact:

Re: oldstyle figures, etc

Post by foobar » 2008-10-30 10:26:55

It's nice to have a reminder of this, because I keep losing track of where I can find this functionality, and I bet a large proportion of Nisus users have no idea it's even there. The Apple controls are buried pretty deep -- a lot of unintuitive mouse-clicks and head-scratching in there -- and perhaps it would be nicer to have a Nisus wrapper for this as well? I would love to see something like an "OpenType features" pallette in a future version of Nisus.
y8 | Miniclip | y3 | friv | ben10 |

Post Reply