Re: [xep-support] Features for OpenType Fonts

From: Michael Sulyaev <>
Date: Thu Oct 23 2008 - 09:25:02 PDT

Lillian Sullam wrote:
> I am using an OpenType font for my documents. I would like to set the
> numbers within tables to "Tabular Lining" a variant in OpenType fonts.
> For example:
> - tabular variant of one, used when default numerals are all
> proportional.
> Different variants can be specified for different uses. I know there
> is a "font-variant" for small-caps. Is there a way to declare a
> "font-variant" of a value "tab" that could work in the same way?
> How does XEP support such capabilities of OpenType fonts?

Hello Lillian,

Your message appeared four times in the list, and it should have been
dropped four times into your mailbox.

According to Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) Version 1.1
Recommendation ( the values for
font-variant attribute are 'normal' and 'small-caps'. Thus you may not
use this attribute for your purposes.

However, you may try to declare a different font-family and use it
instead, if there is a way to address proper metrics and outlines inside
the font.

Michael Sulyaev
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Received on Thu Oct 23 10:07:28 2008

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