Using OpenType Fonts Effectively

Posted by scottstoel on November 18, 2009 at 9:03 am.

With the advent of OpenType, typographers and designers can benefit from many new “smart” features that allow glyph substitution and positioning depending on neighboring characters.

While not all OpenType fonts offer this capability (OpenType is a kind of wrapper for for a font, not a designation of it’s quality) many newer faces offer all kinds of features such as multiple ligature settings, number case options, typographics extras and much, much more.

Jay Nelson of Design Tools Monthly has a great article where he describes many of the features OpenType fonts (Adios Script in particular) have to offer and how to access these typographic goodies in Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress. Click here to go to the article.