[OS X TeX] OT: Pages from iWork

Simon Spiegel simon at simifilm.ch
Thu Feb 10 12:24:30 CET 2005

On 10.02.2005, at 12:17, Ingo Reich wrote:

> Am 08.02.2005 um 01:30 schrieb Bruno Voisin:
>> Some OT reflections on first minutes of use of a just installed Pages:
> Hi Bruno,
> do you know whether Pages has 'real' OpenType support, i.e., whether 
> oldstyle numerals and real small caps from OpenType fonts like, e.g., 
> Garamond Pro are easily accessible (via OS X's character palette). I 
> tried this recently in Word 2004 and Apple Works 6 (for a colleague of 
> mine!), but it seems only to be possible with SimpleText (more 
> precisely: I only succeeded using Simple Text).
> Ingo

Pages has no real OpenType support which isn't surprising since OSX 
doesn't offer this. About the only app I know which has complete 
OpenType support is Mellel. I really hope that the situation will 
improve with Tiger, but I'm not very optimistic since I haven't seen 
this mentioned yet.


Simon Spiegel
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