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Accessing OpenType Features

OpenType Feature Examples

OpenType CE Accented Characters

Accessing Ornaments and CE Accented Characters in OpenType

Classic Formats: PostScript Type1, TrueType and Format Conversions

Character Sets and OpenType Features
 

Font Upgrades   Online Upgrade Form

Use this form to upgrade fonts:
- to a newer version,
- from Classic to OpenType format,
- or to upgrade to a larger portion of a family.
 

Macintosh
Font Installation Instructions
  Macintosh OSX
OpenType and Type1 Font Installation
("Native" for Carbon/Cocoa Applications)
 
Macintosh OS 8.x, OS 9.x and Classic
Classic OpenType and Type1 Font Installation
Requires ATM (Adobe Type Manager)
Download ATM Lite
 
Windows
Font Installation Instructions
  Windows 7
TrueType, PostScript, and OpenType Font Installation
 
Windows ME, 95, 98, NT, 2000 and XP
TrueType Font Installation
 
Windows 2000 and XP
OpenType and Type1 Font Installation
 
Windows 95, 98, ME and NT
OpenType and Type1 Font Installation
Requires ATM (Adobe Type Manager)
Download ATM Lite
 
Windows
TrueType Screen Display Settings
  Recommended Windows Settings for Best Screen Display of our TrueType Fonts:

Windows NT, 98 and 2000

Windows XP

Windows Vista
 

 
OpenType Features
Emigre OpenType fonts may contain the following features. Accessing these features requires an application which supports OpenType typographic features, such as Adobe InDesign 1.5 and above or Adobe Photoshop 6 and above.

 
Small Caps and Petite Caps
Small Caps and Petite Caps are small versions of the normal capitals which are designed to be visually compatible with the lowercase characters. These are often used for emphasis within lowercase text where the use of regular capitals would be too obtrusive.

Although many page layout programs can mechanically generate small caps by scaling the standard caps, small caps generated in this way appear too light next to the standard caps because the stem weights of these characters are also reduced by the scaling:

Therefore, to achieve small caps that are visually compatible with the standard caps, they must be optically corrected:

 
Alternates
Alternate forms are designed to provide visual interest for short texts and headlines.

 
Extensive Ligatures
Some ligatures are designed to avoid the collision of particular letter combinations, while other ligatures are artistic expressions that can add a sense of customized uniqueness to the setting.

 
Ordinals
Ordinals are superior letterforms that are used for specifying the position in a numbered series, and in certain English, French and Spanish abbreviations.

 
Old Style Numerals
Old Style Numerals, also called "non-lining," have ascenders and descenders like the lowercase letters, with emphasis along the x-height, thus creating a more even appearance than lining numerals when used within lowercase text.

 
Lining Numerals
Lining Numerals are aligned with the height of the capital letters.

 
Tabular Numerals
Tabular numerals (shown below, left) are monospaced, making them ideal for use in annual report columns and other tabular applications.

Proportional numbers (shown above, right) are not monospaced, thereby creating a more even appearance when used within text.

 
Superior and Inferior Numbers
Superior numbers are aligned above the top of the capitals, and inferior numbers are aligned below the baseline. These numbers are used for footnote references, chemical compounds, and mathematical exponents.

 
Numerator and Denominator Numbers
Numerator numbers are aligned with the top of the capitals, and denominator numbers are aligned with the baseline. These numbers are useful for footnotes or to construct arbitrary fractions (see below).

 
Arbitrary Fractions
Construct any fraction by connecting the numerator and denominator numbers with the slash.

 
Ornaments