[XeTeX] Finding out the default font features?

David J. Perry hospes.primus at verizon.net
Tue Dec 15 00:15:26 CET 2009

Just keep in mind that some applications don't follow the OT spec.  One 
notorious example is Microsoft Word, which has always ignored standard and 
contextual ligatures even though they are recommended to be on by default. 
Word 2010 may allow the user to turn them on, but they are off by default in 
the beta version.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Adam Twardoch (List)" <list.adam at twardoch.com>
To: "Unicode-based TeX for Mac OS X and other platforms" <xetex at tug.org>
Sent: Monday, December 14, 2009 1:37 PM
Subject: Re: [XeTeX] Finding out the default font features?

> Kārlis Repsons wrote:
>> Dear font gurus,
>> Is there some way to find out the default font feature set? otfinfo -f 
>> file.otf
>> shows me all features...
> Fonts don't really have any control over which features are on or off by
> default. Each OpenType Layout engine applies such feature set itself.
> The script-specific specifications section at:
> http://www.microsoft.com/typography/SpecificationsOverview.mspx
> (esp. "Standard scripts (Latin, Cyrillic, Greek etc.)" and the feature
> descriptions provided in
> http://www.microsoft.com/Typography/OTSpec/features_ae.htm
> give recommendations to OpenType Layout engine developers on which
> features should be on by default for which writing systems.
> Best,
> Adam
> -- 
> Adam Twardoch
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