[Scribus] Old Style Figures - substituting glyphs from one font

avox avox
Mon May 15 21:40:24 CEST 2006

Louis Desjardins-2 wrote:
> Pierre-Luc Auclair a ?crit :
>> In this case, OpenType functions ? la InDesign would be much better than
>> a 
>> S&R. I assume it would not be that difficult, given that it seems glyphs
>> have 
>> standardized names (at least that's what it seems in all the fonts I've 
>> opened so far). 
> Yes. But afaik this is available only for OpenType fonts. 

That may be true for Indesign but wont be true for Scribus. I plan to
have something like "virtual fonts" which combine several fonts to achieve
some OpenType-like features. Combining expert fonts will be the first.

> The Expert sets are PostScript Type 1 fonts. Provided the upgrade pricing
> policy 
> from Adobe to actually "side-grade" and even though ID and the coming 
> QXP7 support OpenType, we are not very likely to see a tide of OpenType 
> fonts... But things can change fast, I agree! 

You bet! :-)

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