I'm still working on an upcoming typeface called Melk Sans. I had major issues before which have been fixed, but today I noticed a minor issue and I'm puzzled as to what is the cause. I thought I would start this thread not only to ask for feedback on this issue, but to ask other questions as well.

alex howard's picture

Salty font

anyone have any idea as to what this is?

How do I create multiple alternates with salt code?
Right now I've got:

feature salt { # my Stylistic Alternates
sub a by a.1;
} salt;

I've got four stylistic alternates for the letter a. When I try to add them to the code FontLab says "Multiple substitution not yet supported"

Is there a way around that? The result I'm looking for is to view all versions of letter a in InDesign glyph window "Show alternates for selection".

Any help with this is appreciated!

Does anyone know of a way to enable special initial capitals only when 'salt' is selected? This is for a font that uses the 'salt' feature to produce extra high ascenders as for the first line of text. I know that I can simply include the substitutions for the extra high initial capitals in the 'salt' block, and then use a downstream 'calt' block to supress them whenever any of them might follow another upper case glyph, but that would require an enormous 'calt' block which I really want to avoid. If the OpenType formatt permitted an 'init' block to be subsumed inside a 'salt' block, this would be very easy, but unfortunately that is not permitted.

I found myself having to use two different calt blocks, one upstream of a salt block and one downstream from the salt block. This is admittedly inelegant, but can it cause any real problems?

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