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Chapter 9: OpenType Font Support

Posted by Manning Publication Free Book | Silverlight January 19, 2012
In this chapter, we’ll take a look at OpenType support including ligatures, alternatives and stylistic sets, font capitals, fractions and number formats, and variants including superscript and subscript.
 

Text formatting and rendering options aside, typically what you see with a typeface is what you get. There are no provisions for special relationships between characters or embellishments around words. For most uses, that's fine, because, for example, ligatures aren't super important in that data entry form.

However, what about those cases when you do want to kick things up a notch? Or what about the more mundane things like displaying superscript/subscript for references and formulas and representing fractions using something that looks better than the side-by-side 3/4 approach? Rest assured, fellow typography geeks, Silverlight has you covered.

In this article, we'll take a look at OpenType support including ligatures, alternatives and stylistic sets, font capitals, fractions and number formats, and variants including superscript and subscript.

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