[XeTeX] support for variation & multiple master fonts
will.adams at frycomm.com
Wed Dec 21 19:06:07 CET 2005
On Wednesday, December 21, 2005, at 12:48 PM, Jonathan Kew wrote:
> If you re-read the original message, you'll see that if I go ahead and
> make the currently-planned changes, there will still be variation font
> support on Tiger. It just won't work on earlier OS releases any more.
> Does that matter?
Well, then freeze an old version for people who haven't upgraded (I'm
back on Jaguar here at my new job --- waiting on my new Mac to arrive)
and onward HO!
Previously JK had said:
> But as far as I understand it, newer OpenType versions like Minion Pro
> are no longer MM; instead, you get a range of separate instances.
> (Right? I don't have a current Adobe collection to check this stuff!)
Correct. As I alluded to in my previous e-mail, one has specific
instances provided as separate font files (so if one needs finer
gradation than Caption, Display, Poster, Subhead, Text you're out of
luck. It makes for a really cluttered font list, and I really miss MMs
and wish for a better interface.
senior graphic designer
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