INDESIGN CS3 - OpenType Features?

Vertex's picture

Of round about 50 OpenType Features Adobe InDesign CS2 supports about 16. Does anybody know if the planed InDesign CS3 release will support more?

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Reed Reibstein's picture

I believe that the OpenType capabilities of CS3 have yet to be released. All the info on ID CS3 available can be found here. But I am interested -- what are some of the features that ID lacks?

Vertex's picture

@ auricfuzz

Here below all Indesign CS2 OpenType Features:

  • Discretionary Ligatures
  • Fractions
  • Ordinal
  • Swash
  • Titling Alternates
  • Small Caps
  • Slashed Zero
  • Stylistic Sets
  • Superscript / Superior
  • Subscript / Inferior
  • Numerator
  • Denominator
  • Tabular Lining
  • Proportional Oldstyle
  • Proportional Lining
  • Tabular Oldstyle
  • Default Figure Style

  • And here the Features OpenType offers:

    OpenType Features

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    Nick Shinn's picture

    It also supports "Caps to small caps" (c2sc) and "case" (case).

    You get c2sc combined with Small Caps when you click on "All Small Caps"

    "case" is implemented by "All Caps".

    Reed Reibstein's picture

    Thanks, Arno. I never knew how many features there are. I'd love to see automatic Capital Spacing, for example, so I'm with you now.

    paul d hunt's picture

    I’d love to see automatic Capital Spacing

    this can be built into the case feature, which is currently supported as Nick described above.

    Reed Reibstein's picture

    Oh. I stand corrected. Since my pseudo-obscure mention of a feature didn't work out, I'd love to see contextual petite cap swashes and randomized nukta forms. Is that so much to ask?

    Thomas Phinney's picture

    Actually, InDesign supports 'cpsp' (capital spacing) and 'case' alternates, both of which are activated by clicking on "all caps" formatting.

    InDesign also supports 'kern'. :)

    However, everyone who knows the answer to your question about CS3 features is under a nondisclosure agreement with Adobe and can't talk about it yet. In my case, it's part of my employment contract.



    dezcom's picture

    Miguel is really gettin' around tonght! :-)


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