[XeTeX] [OT] Free fonts for fontspec examples?
khaledhosny at eglug.org
Mon Jul 12 19:04:59 CEST 2010
On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 12:00:00AM +0930, Will Robertson wrote:
> On 2010-07-12 18:33:54 +0930, Alexey Kryukov <anagnost at yandex.ru>
> >On Mon, 12 Jul 2010 16:45:49 +0930
> >Will Robertson wrote:
> >>- Historical style (hist)
> >You can try my Theano Old Style font
> >(http://www.thessalonica.org.ru/en/theano.html), which has some
> >historical forms implemented both for Greek and Latin.
> Thanks, I'll take a look.
> > But please note
> >that this feature is essentially deprecated: it is better for a font
> >designer to use stylistic sets instead.
> Why? If they are "historical forms" isn't it better to give them a
> meaningful OpenType feature name?
> >>4. I'm aware that I'm not fully covering the OpenType feature list
> >>in fontspec. Has anyone noticed obvious areas that should be
> >Am I right fontspec still doesn't support stylistic sets
> >(ss00--ss20), except via RawFeature?
> This has always been available under the "Variant=0/1/2/3/..."
> feature but this name wasn't very obvious. In more recent versions
> of fontspec you can use "StylisticSet=0/1/2...".
I think "Variant" is a more appropriate name for stylistic alternates
"salt" not stylistic sets.
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