Support for Contextual Positioning

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Support for Contextual Positioning

Post by Stephan B. » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:47 am

Hi!

It seems like in previous version of Font Creator, we had the ability to read and create Contextual Positioning lookups. Are there plans to support this feature again?

If not and if this feature was previously available in older versions of Font Creator, as a Pro users of version 11.5, can we still get access to older versions?


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Re: Support for Contextual Positioning

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:42 am

It seems to be supported. Chained Context Positioning
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Re: Support for Contextual Positioning

Post by Stephan B. » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:53 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:42 am
It seems to be supported. Chained Context Positioning
Chained Context Positioning is OpenType GPOS LookupType 8: Chaining Contextual Positioning Subtable whereas Contextual Positioning is OpenType GPOS Lookup Type 7: Contextual Positioning Subtables.

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Re: Support for Contextual Positioning

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:44 am

Yes, that is also supported.

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Re: Support for Contextual Positioning

Post by Stephan B. » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:12 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:44 am
Yes, that is also supported.

All OpenType Features Are Supported
When I create a new Lookup, as seen in the image below, I do not have an option in version 11.5.0.2421 to create a Contextual Positioning lookup type.

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Re: Support for Contextual Positioning

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:55 am

Moved to support forum where others with more knowledge may see it.

What's that Chained Context Positioning that I see on the dialogue?
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Re: Support for Contextual Positioning

Post by Alfred » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:48 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:55 am
What's that Chained Context Positioning that I see on the dialogue?
As Stephan wrote in his earlier post:
Stephan B. wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:53 pm
Chained Context Positioning is OpenType GPOS LookupType 8: Chaining Contextual Positioning Subtable whereas Contextual Positioning is OpenType GPOS Lookup Type 7: Contextual Positioning Subtables.
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Re: Support for Contextual Positioning

Post by Erwin Denissen » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:32 am

FontCreator does read Contextual Positioning but stores them as Chained Context Positioning.
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Re: Support for Contextual Positioning

Post by Stephan B. » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:45 pm

Any chance we could get support for saving Contextual Positioning tables?

I am working on a text processing client and need to make sure I handle all OpenType tables properly.

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Re: Support for Contextual Positioning

Post by Erwin Denissen » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:03 am

I'm sorry but there are no other font designers who are in need for this right now, so there is no real advantage for us to spent time on this.
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