[NTG-context] small caps and old numbers with open type fonts

Antoine Junod toto at tots-ns.net
Wed Apr 16 12:34:47 CEST 2008


"Wolfgang Schuster" <schuster.wolfgang at googlemail.com> writes:

> On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 11:59 AM, Antoine Junod <toto at tots-ns.net> wrote:
>> Hi Wolfgang!
>>
>> "Wolfgang Schuster" <schuster.wolfgang at googlemail.com> writes:
>>
>> > On Sun, Apr 13, 2008 at 8:39 PM, Antoine Junod <toto at tots-ns.net> wrote:
>> >> Hello list,
>> >>
>> >> I actually use my font as simple as possible with a
>> >> \definefont[boum][MyFont at 12pt]. Is it the problem?
>> >>
>> >> It the same with the \sc command.
>> >
>> > \definefont[boum][MyFont at 12pt]
>> > \definefont[scboum][MyFont*smallcaps at 12pt]
>>
>> Wow, beautifull, thanks :) Where is the * and what we can put after
>> (smallcaps for example) described? I have the strong feeling to
>> search in the wrong place without any result.
>
> The * is used to assign a feature to the font and you could find a
> description in font-ini.tex /grep for \definefontfeature) but the
> better way is to use typescripts for your fonts.

Okay. That's what I'm trying to do right now.

> ConTeXt has the following features predefined:
> - default
> - smallcaps
> - oldstyle

Yep, I saw them in font-ini.tex, as you pointed me to.

> It is also possible to change the features of a font within the text
> with the command \setfontfeature{...}.

But, if I've understood the point, there is no reason to do that if I
use a proper typescript. Right?

Best regards,
-AJ


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