Using Alternates, Swashes and Ornaments


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Using alternates, swashes, and ornaments

In this movie, I'm going to talk about some extra OpenType features, alternates, swashes, and ornaments. Now I have to start out by saying that I'm going to be using some fonts that you will not have as part of an InDesign standard installation. So these are extra fonts that I have purchased. And also, when you are applying these features, they are only available for certain fonts. So, you may find that if you're trying to use them on other fonts, they're not going to work. And the first of those features is something called contextual alternates, and I'm using a typeface called Caflisch Script Pro.

On the left-hand side, we see the type without contextual alternates applied and on the right width. So, what's the difference? Well, look at how the letters join in the example on the right-hand side, how the O joins the M, how the I joins to the B that precedes it, how we have this fancy Z, the O and the R nicely joins the O and the L. So, to turn on your contextual alternates,...

Using alternates, swashes, and ornaments
Video duration: 5m 2s 9h 7m Intermediate Updated Nov 12, 2014

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Using alternates, swashes, and ornaments provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the InDesign Typography (2012)

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