[XeTeX] Font Browser

Andy Lin kiryen at gmail.com
Thu Jun 17 19:33:52 CEST 2010

The OpenType Font File Properties Extension (
) will allow you to view which features a font has, but there are two
key limitations:
-only works on Windows XP
-doesn't show you the specific glyphs (so you'd have to pick stylistic
alternates by trial and error)

The alternative is a little bit more involved:
Download any version of kaxaml from http://www.kaxaml.com/
Open it, then copy and paste the following into the code field (the bottom one)
<RichTextBox FontFamily="Palatino Linotype" FontSize="72"
             SpellCheck.IsEnabled="True" Typography.NumeralStyle="OldStyle"
Type any text into the top field to get a preview. You can change the
font, the size, and other parameters (see
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms745109.aspx ).
     The benefit of this approach is that you can enter in a text
string and instantly see the output. It doesn't tell you what features
a font has, but you just need to test for the ones you need, right?

Hope this helps.


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