[XeTeX] OT: Ascender 2010 Font Pack w/ enhanced OpenType features

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Fri Jul 9 19:39:52 CEST 2010

On 9 Jul 2010, at 10:29, William Adams wrote:

> Here:
> http://www.fontmarketplace.com/font/ascender-2010-pack.aspx
> Thought some people might want to grab this for testing purposes.
> Announcement text:
>> The Ascender 2010 Font Pack features 14 fonts with enhanced OpenType features to showcase the advanced typographic features that are new in Microsoft® Word 2010 and Microsoft Publisher 2010. Also included in the Font Pack is a set of templates for Word 2010 and Publisher 2010 that show off the fonts in action.
>> All the fonts and new OpenType features were developed by the type experts at Ascender Corp and optimized for Microsoft Office 2010. Included are fonts from both the Microsoft and Ascender font collections, including new and enhanced versions of Comic Sans and Trebuchet.View 2010 Font Pack Overview (PDF file)
>> The new OpenType font features are:
>> 	• Ligatures (standard, contextual, discretionary/historical)
>> 	• Number spacing (tabular, proportional)
>> 	• Number forms (lining, old-style)
>> 	• Stylistic Sets (up to 20 pre-programmed sets)
>> 	• Contextual Alternates
>> 	• Swashes (Publisher 2010 only)
>> 	• Stylistic Alternates (Publisher 2010 only)
> Kinda sad that two features are only implemented in Publisher....

I presume that's simply a limitation of the Word user interface - if it doesn't provide options to select those features, then they're inaccessible in that program. They ought to work in xetex, I hope.....


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