OpenType
OpenType is a cross-platform font format developed by Adobe and Microsoft in the late 1990s. It has the faculty to include an expanded character set and layout features to provide richer linguistic support and/or advanced typographic control such as various numeral styles, ligatures, small capitals and contextual substitutions. OpenType supports Unicode, which enables the fonts to contain more than 65,000 glyphs while ʻPostScript®ʼ fonts are technically limited to a maximum of only 256 characters. This means that a user does not need to have separate fonts for Western, Central European or other languages, but could have one single file which supports all these encodings. OpenType fonts, as a new industry standard, will work in all applications, however only some applications take profit of the advanced OpenType features, other applications will only use the first 256 characters.
OpenType Features
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picto All Caps [CPSP]
picto2 Case Sensitive Forms [CASE]

With both OpenType and other fonts, this function formats the text in uppercase. With OpenType fonts, it also applies ‘Case Sensitive Forms’ OpenType layout features for alternate uppercase positioning of punctuation, and spacing designed for all-cap use (not when text is typed in caps).

All Caps [CPSP]
 
picto Standard Ligatures [LIGA]

Standard ligatures are glyphs which are designed to improve the kerning and readability of certain letter pairs. For example, when this feature is activated, typing ‘f’ and ‘i’ will automatically produce the ‘fi’ ligature.

Standard Ligatures [LIGA]
 
picto Tabular Lining Figures [TNUM/LNUM]
picto2 Proportional Lining Fig. [PNUM/LNUM]]

Tabular figures are all of equal width. They are only needed when the figures must all line up from one line to the 
next, as in a table. Proportional figures have varying widths, just like most letters; each number has a width appropriate to its design. Lining figures 
are all the same height, usually similar 
to that of capital letters. They are needed for use with all-capital settings.

Proportional lining figures are the default choice of Programme.

Tabular Lining Figures [TNUM/LNUM]
 
picto Fractions [FRAC]

Turns on fractions. Program has a set of pre-built fractions including 1/2, 1/4, 3/4, percent and perthousand.

 

Fractions [FRAC]
 
picto Ordinals [ORDN]

Replaces the ‘a’ and ‘o’ required for Spanish segunda/segundo (2a, 2o)

Ordinals [ORDN]
 
picto Superscript/Superior [SUPS]

Substitutes figures 1, 2 and 3 with their superior figures, wich can be used for footnotes references, etc. These designed glyphs are spaced more generously and therefore are more legible than scaled characters.

Superscript/Superior [SUPS]
 
picto Contextual Alternates [CALT]

This feature substitutes a glyph or a combination of glyphs that only occur depending on what letters are nearby. For instance the letter ‘x’ placed after a number will be replaced by the ‘multiplication’ glyph. If the font has arrows, you will be able to display them by typing a combination of letter on your keyboard like ‘hyphen + greater-than’ or ‘hyphen + less-than.’ This feature is usually on by default in Adobe applications and QuarkXpress.

Contextual Alternates [CALT]
 
picto Stylistic Alternates [SALT]
All styles except Primitiv
picto2 Stylistic Set 1 [SS01]
All styles except Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Alternates’ in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, or on the other hand by selecting ‘Stylistic Set 1’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Alternates [SALT]
 
picto Stylistic Set 02 [SS02]
All styles except Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 2’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 02 [SS02]
 
picto Stylistic Set 03 [SS03]
All styles except Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 3’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 03 [SS03]
 
picto Stylistic Set 04 [SS04]
All styles except Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 4’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 04 [SS04]
 
picto Stylistic Set 05 [SS05]
All styles except Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 5’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 05 [SS05]
 
picto Stylistic Set 06 [SS06]
All styles except Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 6’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 06 [SS06]
 
picto Stylistic Set 07 [SS07]
All styles except Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 7’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 07 [SS07]
 
picto Stylistic Set 08 [SS08]
All styles except Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 8’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 08 [SS08]
 
picto Stylistic Set 09 [SS09]
All styles except Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 9’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 09 [SS09]
 
picto Stylistic Set 10 [SS10]
All styles except Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 10’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 10 [SS10]
 
picto Stylistic Set 11 [SS11]
All styles except Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 11’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 11 [SS11]
 
picto Stylistic Set 12 [SS12]
All styles except Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 12’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 12 [SS12]
 
picto Stylistic Set 13 [SS13]
All styles except Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 13’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 13 [SS13]
 
picto Stylistic Set 14 [SS14]
All styles except Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 14’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 14 [SS14]
 
picto Stylistic Set 15 [SS15]
All styles except Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 15’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 15 [SS15]
 
picto Stylistic Set 16 [SS16]
All styles except Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 16’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 16 [SS16]
 
picto Stylistic Set 17 [SS17]
All styles except Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 17’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 17 [SS17]
 
picto Stylistic Set 18 [SS18]
All styles except Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 18’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 18 [SS18]
 
picto Stylistic Set 19 [SS19]
All styles except Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 19’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 19 [SS19]
 
picto Stylistic Set 20 [SS20]
All styles except Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 20’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 20 [SS20]
 
picto Stylistic Alternates [SALT]
Primitiv
picto2 Stylistic Set 1 [SS01]
Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Alternates’ in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, or on the other hand by selecting ‘Stylistic Set 1’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Alternates [SALT]
 
picto Stylistic Set 02 [SS02]
Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 2’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 02 [SS02]
 
picto Stylistic Set 03 [SS03]
Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 3’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 03 [SS03]
 
picto Stylistic Set 04 [SS04]
Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 4’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 04 [SS04]
 
picto Stylistic Set 05 [SS05]
Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 5’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 05 [SS05]
 
picto Stylistic Set 06 [SS06]
Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 6’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 06 [SS06]
 
picto Stylistic Set 07 [SS07]
Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 7’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 07 [SS07]
 
picto Stylistic Set 08 [SS08]
Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 8’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 08 [SS08]
 
picto Stylistic Set 09 [SS09]
Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 9’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 09 [SS09]
 
picto Stylistic Set 10 [SS10]
Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 10’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 10 [SS10]
 
picto Stylistic Set 11 [SS11]
Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 11’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 11 [SS11]
 
picto Stylistic Set 12 [SS12]
Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 12’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 12 [SS12]
 
picto Stylistic Set 13 [SS13]
Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 13’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 13 [SS13]
 
picto Stylistic Set 14 [SS14]
Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 14’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 14 [SS14]
 
picto Stylistic Set 15 [SS15]
Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 15’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 15 [SS15]
 
picto Stylistic Set 16 [SS16]
Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 16’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 16 [SS16]
 
picto Stylistic Set 17 [SS17]
Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 17’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 17 [SS17]
 
picto Stylistic Set 18 [SS18]
Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 18’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 18 [SS18]
 
picto Stylistic Set 19 [SS19]
Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 19’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 19 [SS19]
 
picto Stylistic Set 20 [SS20]
Primitiv

This feature will activate some alternative glyphs which can be activated by turning on ‘Stylistic Set 20’ in InDesign.

Stylistic Set 20 [SS20]