Stylistic sets v Character Variants in open type

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Stylistic sets v Character Variants in open type

Post by Anne Hext » Sat May 18, 2019 10:26 am

I an looking at the Latin letter Eng: Times writes it with a capital shaped like the small n with hook and Calibri uses a capital N to put the hook on, then uses a .ss01 to put the times version shape in it. Is there a 'best practice" with these suffixes or can you choose either. Also how are these alternatives accessed maybe stylistic sets are easier to access than .cv01 sets.
Any comments would be great
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Re: Stylistic sets v Character Variants in open type

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat May 18, 2019 10:35 am

All I can suggest is look at the Microsoft Tag Registry descriptions:

Character Variants: cv01

Stylistic Sets: ss01

As to the design of Capital Eng, see various fonts that support it on fileformat.info.
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Re: Stylistic sets v Character Variants in open type

Post by Anne Hext » Sat May 18, 2019 12:05 pm

That's just what I needed. basically ss01 is series of characters and cv01etc is more for single character variants. Its worth putting in favourites that site.
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Re: Stylistic sets v Character Variants in open type

Post by Anne Hext » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:29 pm

How do you access stylistic sets in word notepad or coreldraw?
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Re: Stylistic sets v Character Variants in open type

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:42 pm

Anne Hext wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:29 pm
How do you access stylistic sets in word notepad or coreldraw?
Notepad has very limited support for OpenType. Only some ligatures will be supported.

I don't know about CorelDraw support for OpenType. Which version are you using?

See Here for example.
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