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  • aalt
  • case
  • frac
  • liga
  • locl
  • ordn
  • sups
  • ornm
  • dlig
  • aalt

    Access All Alternates

    Tag: aalt

    Function: This feature makes all variations of a selected character accessible. This serves several purposes: An application may not support the feature by which the desired glyph would normally be accessed; the user may need a glyph outside the context supported by the normal substitution, or the user may not know what feature produces the desired glyph. Since many-to-one substitutions are not covered, ligatures would not appear in this table unless they were variant forms of another ligature. A user inputs the P in Poetica, and is presented with a choice of the four standard capital forms, the eight swash capital forms, the initial capital form and the small capital form.

  • case

    Case-Sensitive Forms

    Tag: case

    Function: Shifts various punctuation marks up to a position that works better with all-capital sequences or sets of lining figures; also changes oldstyle figures to lining figures. By default, glyphs in a text face are designed to work with lowercase characters. Some characters should be shifted vertically to fit the higher visual center of all-capital or lining text. Also, lining figures are the same height (or close to it) as capitals, and fit much better with all-capital text. The user selects a block of text and applies this feature. The dashes, bracketing characters, guillemet quotes and the like shift up to match the capitals, and oldstyle figures change to lining figures.

  • dnom

    Denominators

    Tag: dnom

    Function: Replaces selected figures which follow a slash with denominator figures. In the string 11/17 selected by the user, the application turns the 17 into denominators when the user applies the fraction feature.

  • frac

    Fractions

    Tag: frac

    Function: Replaces figures separated by a slash with 'common' (diagonal) fractions. The user enters 3/4 in a recipe and gets the threequarters fraction.

  • liga

    Standard Ligatures

    Tag: liga

    Function: Replaces a sequence of glyphs with a single glyph which is preferred for typographic purposes. This feature covers the ligatures which the designer/manufacturer judges should be used in normal conditions. The glyph for ffl replaces the sequence of glyphs f f l.

  • lnum

    Lining Figures

    Tag: lnum

    Function: This feature changes selected figures from oldstyle to the default lining form. The user invokes this feature in order to get lining figures, which fit better with all-capital text. Various characters designed to be used with figures may also be covered by this feature. In cases where lining figures are the default form, this feature would undo previous substitutions.

  • locl

    Localized Forms

    Tag: locl

    Function: Many scripts used to write multiple languages over wide geographical areas have developed localized variant forms of specific letters, which are used by individual literary communities. For example, a number of letters in the Bulgarian and Serbian alphabets have forms distinct from their Russian counterparts and from each other. In some cases the localized form differs only subtly from the script 'norm', in others the forms are radically distinct. This feature enables localized forms of glyphs to be substituted for default forms. The user applies this feature to text to enable localized Bulgarian forms of Cyrillic letters; alternatively, the feature might enable localized Russian forms in a Bulgarian manufactured font in which the Bulgarian forms are the default characters.

  • numr

    Numerators

    Tag: numr

    Function: Replaces selected figures which precede a slash with numerator figures, and replaces the typographic slash with the fraction slash. In the string 11/17 selected by the user, the application turns the 11 into numerators, and the slash into a fraction slash when the user applies the fraction feature.

  • onum

    Old Style Figures

    Tag: onum

    Function: This feature changes selected figures from the default lining style to oldstyle form. The user invokes this feature to get oldstyle figures, which fit better into the flow of normal upper- and lowercase text. Various characters designed to be used with figures may also have oldstyle versions.

  • ordn

    Ordinals

    Tag: ordn

    Function: Replaces default alphabetic glyphs with the corresponding ordinal forms for use after figures. One exception to the follows-a-figure rule is the numero character (U+2116), which is actually a ligature substitution, but is best accessed through this feature. The user applies this feature to turn 2.o into 2.o (abbreviation for secundo).

  • pnum

    Proportional Figures

    Tag: pnum

    Function: Replaces figure glyphs set on uniform (tabular) widths with corresponding glyphs set on glyph-specific (proportional) widths. Tabular widths will generally be the default, but this cannot be safely assumed. Of course this feature would not be present in monospaced designs. The user may apply this feature to get even spacing for lining figures used as dates in an all-cap headline.

  • sinf

    Scientific Inferiors

    Tag: sinf

    Function: Replaces lining or oldstyle figures with inferior figures (smaller glyphs which sit lower than the standard baseline, primarily for chemical or mathematical notation). May also replace lowercase characters with alphabetic inferiors. The application can use this feature to automatically access the inferior figures (more legible than scaled figures).

  • sups

    Superscript

    Tag: sups

    Function: Replaces lining or oldstyle figures with superior figures (primarily for footnote indication), and replaces lowercase letters with superior letters (primarily for abbreviated French titles). The application can use this feature to automatically access the superior figures (more legible than scaled figures) for footnotes, or the user can apply it to Mssr to get the classic form.

  • tnum

    Tabular Figures

    Tag: tnum

    Function: Replaces figure glyphs set on proportional widths with corresponding glyphs set on uniform (tabular) widths. Tabular widths will generally be the default, but this cannot be safely assumed. Of course this feature would not be present in monospaced designs. The user may apply this feature to get oldstyle figures to align vertically in a column.

  • calt

    Contextual Alternates

    Tag: calt

    Function: In specified situations, replaces default glyphs with alternate forms which provide better joining behavior. Used in script typefaces which are designed to have some or all of their glyphs join. In Caflisch Script, o is replaced by o.alt2 when followed by an ascending letterform.

  • swsh

    Swash

    Tag: swsh

    Function: This feature replaces default character glyphs with corresponding swash glyphs. Note that there may be more than one swash alternate for a given character. The user inputs the ampersand character when setting text with Poetica with this feature active, and is presented with a choice of the 63 ampersand forms in that face.

  • c2sc

    Small Capitals From Capitals

    Tag: c2sc

    Function: Small Capitals From Capitals

  • smcp

    Small Capitals

    Tag: smcp

    Function: This feature turns lowercase characters into small capitals. This corresponds to the common SC font layout. It is generally used for display lines set in Large & small caps, such as titles. Forms related to small capitals, such as oldstyle figures, may be included. The user enters text as mixed capitals and lowercase, and gets Large & small cap text.

  • salt

    Stylistic Alternates

    Tag: salt

    Function: Many fonts contain alternate glyph designs for a purely esthetic effect; these don't always fit into a clear category like swash or historical. As in the case of swash glyphs, there may be more than one alternate form. This feature replaces the default forms with the stylistic alternates. The user applies this feature to Industria to get the alternate form of g.

  • hist

    Historical Forms

    Tag: hist

    Function: Some letterforms were in common use in the past, but appear anachronistic today. The best-known example is the long form of s; others would include the old Fraktur k. Some fonts include the historical forms as alternates, so they can be used for a 'period' effect. This feature replaces the default (current) forms with the historical alternates. While some ligatures are also used for historical effect, this feature deals only with single characters. The user applies this feature in Adobe Jenson to get the archaic forms of M, Q and Z.

  • subs

    Subscript

    Tag: subs

    Function: The "subs" feature may replace a default glyph with a subscript glyph, or it may combine a glyph substitution with positioning adjustments for proper placement. Recommended implementation: First, a single or contextual substitution lookup implements the subscript glyph (GSUB lookup type 1). Then, if the glyph needs repositioning, an application may apply a single adjustment, pair adjustment, or contextual adjustment positioning lookup to modify its position.

  • ornm

    Ornaments

    Tag: ornm

    Function: This is a dual-function feature, which uses two input methods to give the user access to ornament glyphs (e.g. fleurons, dingbats and border elements) in the font. One method replaces the bullet character with a selection from the full set of available ornaments; the other replaces specific "lower ASCII" characters with ornaments assigned to them. The first approach supports the general or browsing user; the second supports the power user. The user inputs qwwwwwwwwwe to form the top of a flourished box in Adobe Caslon, or inputs the bullet character, then chooses the thistle dingbat.

  • dlig

    Discretionary Ligatures

    Tag: dlig

    Function: Replaces a sequence of glyphs with a single glyph which is preferred for typographic purposes. This feature covers those ligatures which may be used for special effect, at the user's preference. The glyph for ct replaces the sequence of glyphs c t, or U+322E (Kanji ligature for "Friday") replaces the sequence U+91D1 U+66DC U+65E5.

  • ss01

    Sylistic Set 1

    Tag: ss01

    Function: In addition to, or instead of, stylistic alternatives of individual glyphs (see 'salt' feature), some fonts may contain sets of stylistic variant glyphs corresponding to portions of the character set, e.g. multiple variants for lowercase letters in a Latin font. Glyphs in stylistic sets may be designed to harmonise visually, interract in particular ways, or otherwise work together. Examples of fonts including stylistic sets are Zapfino Linotype and Adobe's Poetica. Individual features numbered sequentially with the tag name convention 'ss01' 'ss02' 'ss03' . 'ss20' provide a mechanism for glyphs in these sets to be associated via GSUB lookup indexes to default forms and to each other, and for users to select from available stylistic sets.

  • ss02

    Sylistic Set 2

    Tag: ss02

    Function: In addition to, or instead of, stylistic alternatives of individual glyphs (see 'salt' feature), some fonts may contain sets of stylistic variant glyphs corresponding to portions of the character set, e.g. multiple variants for lowercase letters in a Latin font. Glyphs in stylistic sets may be designed to harmonise visually, interract in particular ways, or otherwise work together. Examples of fonts including stylistic sets are Zapfino Linotype and Adobe's Poetica. Individual features numbered sequentially with the tag name convention 'ss01' 'ss02' 'ss03' . 'ss20' provide a mechanism for glyphs in these sets to be associated via GSUB lookup indexes to default forms and to each other, and for users to select from available stylistic sets.

  • ccmp

    Glyph Composition/Decomposition

    Tag: ccmp

    Function: To minimize the number of glyph alternates, it is sometimes desired to decompose a character into two glyphs. Additionally, it may be preferable to compose two characters into a single glyph for better glyph processing. This feature permits such composition/decompostion. The feature should be processed as the first feature processed, and should be processed only when it is called. In Syriac, the character 0x0732 is a combining mark that has a dot above AND a dot below the base character. To avoid multiple glyph variants to fit all base glyphs, the character is decomposed into two glyphs...a dot above and a dot below. These two glyphs can then be correctly placed using GPOS. In Arabic it might be preferred to combine the shadda with fatha (0x0651, 0x064E) into a ligature before processing shapes. This allows the font vendor to do special handling of the mark combination when doing further processing without requiring larger contextual rules.

  • jalt

    Justification Alternatives

    Tag: jalt

    Function: Improves justification of text by replacing glyphs with alternate forms specifically designed for this purpose (they would have less or more advance width as need may be). In the Arabic script, providing alternate forms for line final glyphs would result in better justification and reduce the use of tatweels (Kashidas). eg. replacing a Swash Kaf with an alternate form.

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  • Basic Latin

    These fonts support the Basic Latin character set. Each font is Unicode™ encoded, and available in d

    Tag: Basic Latin

    Function: These fonts support the Basic Latin character set. Each font is Unicode™ encoded, and available in different formats. Please review the product information for each font to ensure it will meet your requirements.

  • Latin Extended

    These fonts support the Latin Extended character set. Each font is Unicode™ encoded, and available i

    Tag: Latin Extended

    Function: These fonts support the Latin Extended character set. Each font is Unicode™ encoded, and available in different formats. Please review the product information for each font to ensure it will meet your requirements.

  • lowercase

    Tag: lowercase

    Function:

  • uppercase

    Tag: uppercase

    Function:

Current Product Technical Details

Format: OpenType Com (TTF)
Product ID:LV01403OPCTTF
Material Number:28701403
Technical Name(s):ErgoCom-Regular, ErgoCom-Italic, ErgoCom-Medium, ErgoCom-MediumItalic, ErgoCom-Demi, ErgoCom-DemiItalic, ErgoCom-Bold, ErgoCom-BoldItalic, ErgoCom-Sketch, ErgoCom-Condensed, ErgoCom-CondensedItalic, ErgoCom-MediumCondensed, ErgoCom-MediumCondensedIta, ErgoCom-DemiCondensed, ErgoCom-DemiCondensedIta, ErgoCom-BoldCondensed, ErgoCom-BoldCondensedIta, ErgoCom-BlackCondensed, ErgoCom-BlackCondensedIta, ErgoCom-Compressed, ErgoCom-CompressedItalic, ErgoCom-BoldCompressed, ErgoCom-BoldCompressedIta
File Name(s):ErgoCom-BlackCondensed.ttf, ErgoCom-BlackCondensedIta.ttf, ErgoCom-Bold.ttf, ErgoCom-BoldCompressed.ttf, ErgoCom-BoldCompressedIta.ttf, ErgoCom-BoldCondensed.ttf, ErgoCom-BoldCondensedIta.ttf, ErgoCom-BoldItalic.ttf, ErgoCom-Compressed.ttf, ErgoCom-CompressedItalic.ttf, ErgoCom-Condensed.ttf, ErgoCom-CondensedItalic.ttf, ErgoCom-Demi.ttf, ErgoCom-DemiCondensed.ttf, ErgoCom-DemiCondensedIta.ttf, ErgoCom-DemiItalic.ttf, ErgoCom-Italic.ttf, ErgoCom-Medium.ttf, ErgoCom-MediumCondensed.ttf, ErgoCom-MediumCondensedIta.ttf, ErgoCom-MediumItalic.ttf, ErgoCom-Regular.ttf, ErgoCom-Sketch.ttf
Window Menu Name(s):Ergo Com, Ergo Com, Ergo Com Medium, Ergo Com Medium, Ergo Com, Ergo Com, Ergo Com Medium, Ergo Com Medium, Ergo Com Sketch, Ergo Com Condensed, Ergo Com Condensed, Ergo Com Medium Condensed, Ergo Com Medium Condensed, Ergo Com Condensed, Ergo Com Condensed, Ergo Com Medium Condensed, Ergo Com Medium Condensed, Ergo Com Black Condensed, Ergo Com Black Condensed, Ergo Com Compressed, Ergo Com Compressed, Ergo Com Bold Compressed, Ergo Com Bold Compressed

Other Products Technical Details

Format: OpenType Pro (CFF)
Product ID:LV01403OPPCFF
Material Number:28601403
Technical Name(s):ErgoLTPro-Condensed, ErgoLTPro-CondensedItalic, ErgoLTPro-MediumCondensed, ErgoLTPro-MediumCondensedIt, ErgoLTPro-DemiCondensed, ErgoLTPro-DemiCondensedIta, ErgoLTPro-BoldCondensed, ErgoLTPro-BoldCondensedIta, ErgoLTPro-BlackCondensed, ErgoLTPro-BlackCondensedIta, ErgoLTPro-Compressed, ErgoLTPro-CompressedItalic, ErgoLTPro-BoldCompressed, ErgoLTPro-BoldCompressedIta, ErgoLTPro-Regular, ErgoLTPro-Italic, ErgoLTPro-Medium, ErgoLTPro-MediumItalic, ErgoLTPro-Demi, ErgoLTPro-DemiItalic, ErgoLTPro-Bold, ErgoLTPro-BoldItalic, ErgoLTPro-Sketch
File Name(s):ErgoLTPro-BlackCondensed.otf, ErgoLTPro-BlackCondensedIta.otf, ErgoLTPro-Bold.otf, ErgoLTPro-BoldCompressed.otf, ErgoLTPro-BoldCompressedIta.otf, ErgoLTPro-BoldCondensed.otf, ErgoLTPro-BoldCondensedIta.otf, ErgoLTPro-BoldItalic.otf, ErgoLTPro-Compressed.otf, ErgoLTPro-CompressedItalic.otf, ErgoLTPro-Condensed.otf, ErgoLTPro-CondensedItalic.otf, ErgoLTPro-Demi.otf, ErgoLTPro-DemiCondensed.otf, ErgoLTPro-DemiCondensedIta.otf, ErgoLTPro-DemiItalic.otf, ErgoLTPro-Italic.otf, ErgoLTPro-Medium.otf, ErgoLTPro-MediumCondensed.otf, ErgoLTPro-MediumCondensedIt.otf, ErgoLTPro-MediumItalic.otf, ErgoLTPro-Regular.otf, ErgoLTPro-Sketch.otf
Window Menu Name(s):Ergo LT Pro Condensed, Ergo LT Pro Condensed, Ergo LT Pro Medium Condensed, Ergo LT Pro Medium Condensed, Ergo LT Pro Condensed, Ergo LT Pro Condensed, Ergo LT Pro Medium Condensed, Ergo LT Pro Medium Condensed, Ergo LT Pro Black Condensed, Ergo LT Pro Black Condensed, Ergo LT Pro Compressed, Ergo LT Pro Compressed, Ergo LT Pro Bold Compressed, Ergo LT Pro Bold Compressed, Ergo LT Pro, Ergo LT Pro, Ergo LT Pro Medium, Ergo LT Pro Medium, Ergo LT Pro, Ergo LT Pro, Ergo LT Pro Medium, Ergo LT Pro Medium, Ergo LT Pro Sketch

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