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This is my first post in these forums. Please be gentle.
Forgive me, I use MS Word (Windows) to prepare laser-printed reports. I use Utopia in regular and semi-bold weights. I need roman and italic variants, including small caps.
The standard Utopia fonts have lining figures which look gross when used in body text. So I switch to the small caps font (which has old style figures) to enter dates and numbers. Entering small caps also involves a font change. Constant font changes make writing more painful than it should be.
I see that Utopia is now available in OpenType versions which include the different figures (lining, old-style, tabular) and the small caps all in the one font. This would all be terrific if I was using inDesign as my writing tool (no, please don't suggest that), but I fear that MS Word cannot properly select the right glyphs from an OpenType font to do small caps and old-style figures.
Can someone please allay (or confirm) my fears?