OpenType features for Vertical Text?

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OpenType features for Vertical Text?

Postby fumiko » Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:30 pm

I made some changes on my OpenType font for easier typing (on the Standard Ligatures feature, more specifically). They worked pretty well.
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But when I changed the text direction, line breaks were put between each character and the feature wasn't applied.
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What do I have to do to make it work? Thanks in advance.

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Re: OpenType features for Vertical Text?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:34 pm

I don't know to be honest. It is probably something that your application is doing or not something supported by OpenType features.

Do any other OpenType fonts work in that application?
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Re: OpenType features for Vertical Text?

Postby fumiko » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:59 am

There is some features for vertical typing but I feel so confused to know how they work. So I'm asking you guys what features can I use for good ligature typing. The thing is whenever there is a line break put between the characters, the Standard Ligatures feature is not applied. For example: it works when I type h[, but not when a line break shows up between those two characters like this:
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Re: OpenType features for Vertical Text?

Postby Erwin Denissen » Wed May 21, 2014 9:09 am

If I'm correct OpenType Layout Features are applied to an individual line of text. Maybe you can use a different layout feature in your word processor to overcome this limitation.
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