character loop running across line-breaks

typophile's picture

This is my first post here on typophile.
Hello everyone and thanks for all the answers I found here!!

I’ve got a question on fonts with (pseudo) randomization.

Well, I’m working on a font with 4 variants for each character and the calt feature
works quite good, but after a line-break the loop starts again.

That means you won’t realize repetitions in one line of text,
but if the first line and the second line start with the same letter/word,
they appear exactly the same, which draws (unwanted) attention.

Can anybody tell me if it is possible to let a character loop run over line-breaks?
Maybe there is a simple answer or a thread i couldn’t find?

blank's picture

Can anybody tell me if it is possible to let a character loop run over line-breaks?

Opentype lookups cannot see back beyond the beginning of the current line of text.

Nick Shinn's picture

This is a shortcoming of the system.
Another disappointment is that tracking (letterspacing of +20 or more) turns off the effect.

guidelinus's picture

Too bad. Thank you both!

L

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