Open Type Features in Libre Office

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Open Type Features in Libre Office

Post by Karin1610 » Mon May 07, 2018 4:29 pm

Hi!

I'm finally done with my font and now trying out what other (free) software but Word I can use it in with all my Open Type Features.
Right now I'm playing around with LibreOffice, but it has ligatures and even contextual alternates turned on by default, which I don't want. Does anybody know how to turn that off? I just didn't find a way.

Thanks!

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Re: Open Type Features in Libre Office

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon May 07, 2018 4:40 pm

Edit the text styles that you use to enable the OpenType features that you want to use.

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Re: Open Type Features in Libre Office

Post by Karin1610 » Tue May 08, 2018 12:05 pm

Thanks!
That's really anything else but user friendly, but well .... guess I have to put up with this for the lack of free alternatives.

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Re: Open Type Features in Libre Office

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue May 08, 2018 1:47 pm

Karin1610 wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 12:05 pm
Thanks!
That's really anything else but user friendly, but well .... guess I have to put up with this for the lack of free alternatives.
Either that, or pay £20 or $25 for PagePlus X9, which has excellent OpenType support and a user-friendly interface.

There is a long learning curve though; it has a lot of powerful features.
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Re: Open Type Features in Libre Office

Post by Karin1610 » Tue May 08, 2018 5:46 pm

The problem is, it's not for me. My font has several features that I'm writing a manual for, and I wanted to provide instructions for Word and a free program for those that don't have Word.
Well, I guess all I can do is explain how it works. If it's too annoying for the users, they'll have to decide themselves what else they want to use.
But thanks for the tip anyway.

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