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  • aalt
  • calt
  • ss01
  • ss02
  • kern
  • rand
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • rand

    Randomize

    Tag: rand

    Function: In order to emulate the irregularity and variety of handwritten text, this feature allows multiple alternate forms to be used. The user applies this feature in FF Kosmic to get three forms of f in one word.

  • lowercase

    Tag: lowercase

    Function:

  • uppercase

    Tag: uppercase

    Function:

Current Product Technical Details

Format: OpenType Std (CFF)
Product ID:PNV0046
Material Number:147127035
Technical Name(s):Somehand-Stuff, Somehand-Regular, Somehand-Broad, Somehand-BroadAndFast, Somehand-RegularAndFast, Somehand-Strong, Somehand-StrongAndFast
File Name(s):Somehand-Broad.otf, Somehand-BroadAndFast.otf, Somehand-Regular.otf, Somehand-RegularAndFast.otf, Somehand-Strong.otf, Somehand-StrongAndFast.otf, Somehand-Stuff.otf
Window Menu Name(s):Somehand Stuff, Somehand Regular, Somehand Broad, Somehand Broad and Fast, Somehand Regular and Fast, Somehand Strong, Somehand Strong and Fast

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