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simonschr

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Text figures / medieval numbers
« on: March 27, 2017, 08:54:38 pm »
How to use text figures (also known as non-lining, lowercase, old style, ranging, hanging, medieval, billing, or antique figures or numerals)?

Nermander

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Re: Text figures / medieval numbers
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2017, 10:40:59 pm »
If I recall correct there is no easy way to input them in Scribus, unless the font in question have them for normal numbers.

So if the font has both tabular numbers and old style figures there is no easy way to choose the latter.

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Re: Text figures / medieval numbers
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2017, 11:45:48 pm »
Are upcoming versions of Scribus going to support OSFs, small caps, discretionary ligatures...that sort of font feature?

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Re: Text figures / medieval numbers
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2017, 07:20:20 am »
Are upcoming versions of Scribus going to support OSFs, small caps, discretionary ligatures...that sort of font feature?

yes, since the end of last year, the development versions have support for these otf features.

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Re: Text figures / medieval numbers
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2017, 08:33:42 pm »
If you can get a recent 1.5.3.svn version, you will see a number of changes. One is that there is now a separate Text Properties palette, and one of its subtabs is Font Features. Under this, you can choose Old Style numerals, if this is available in the font.

Hopefully within in the next few weeks, there should be an official release of 1.5.3.

 

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