What OpenType Features are Being Used Here?

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What OpenType Features are Being Used Here?

Post by jch02140 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:04 am

I am curious what opentype feature does this use:

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Re: What OpenType Features are Being Used Here?

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:42 am

Probably Contextual Ligatures (clig)
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Re: What OpenType Features are Being Used Here?

Post by Alfred » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:15 am

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Probably Contextual Ligatures (clig)
Or perhaps Contextual Alternates (calt).
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Re: What OpenType Features are Being Used Here?

Post by Mike Thompson » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:51 pm

jch,
This is a good way of showing OT at work. How did you make the animation?
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Re: What OpenType Features are Being Used Here?

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:51 pm

Mike Thompson wrote:jch,
This is a good way of showing OT at work. How did you make the animation?
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The GIF image is hosted on the SparkyType Web Site so I am sure that jch did not make it.

It's not that difficult. You could use any screen grab utility to take screen shots of a fixed area after each letter while typing with the installed font in any application that supports OpenType features. Then use FastStone Viewer or another application to combine the frames into an animated GIF.

Here's one I just made with FastStone Viewer to show off the OpenType Features in my Odana font. The Word Start Alternate is used in the first line, Standard and Discretionary Ligatures are shown in the second line. I did the typing in PagePlus X7, and used the shortcut to capture a Fixed Region, then Repeat Last Capture.
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Re: What OpenType Features are Being Used Here?

Post by jch02140 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:15 pm

Thanks for the hint and tips guys :D

@ Mike Thompson

As Bhikkhu Pesala mentioned, the gif image is directly linked from SparkyType site. :)

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