[XeTeX] Arno conundrum

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Fri Jan 5 13:37:04 CET 2007

On Jan 5, 2007, at 5:19 AM, Apostolos Syropoulos wrote:

> This is off-topic, but does anybody know whether the OpenType features
> can be used with MSWord? For instance, does MSWord recognize  
> ligatures, etc.?

Word's support of OpenType seems limited to linguistic features.  
AFAIK, there's no especial typographic support --- a quick check  
seems to confirm this through Word 2003/4:

One can manually insert them:

But they break the spell-check mechanism:

To be fair though, InDesign has the same problem w/ ligatures which  
are directly inserted via the glyph palette for certain ligatures (I  
posted an example using Bickham Script to the InDesign list a while  


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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