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Support for Contextual Positioning

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:47 am
by Stephan B.
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?


Regards,


Stephan

Re: Support for Contextual Positioning

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:42 am
by Bhikkhu Pesala
It seems to be supported. Chained Context Positioning

Re: Support for Contextual Positioning

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

Re: Support for Contextual Positioning

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

All OpenType Features Are Supported

Re: Support for Contextual Positioning

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

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:55 am
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Moved to support forum where others with more knowledge may see it.

What's that Chained Context Positioning that I see on the dialogue?

Re: Support for Contextual Positioning

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:48 pm
by Alfred
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.

Re: Support for Contextual Positioning

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:32 am
by Erwin Denissen
FontCreator does read Contextual Positioning but stores them as Chained Context Positioning.

Re: Support for Contextual Positioning

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

Re: Support for Contextual Positioning

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:03 am
by Erwin Denissen
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.