How to set a specific iteration of a font character in InDesign

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Sep 19, 2022 Sep 19, 2022

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I'm using the Cy font in InDesign for a brochure. The font has different iterations for some of the letters. i.e. a sharp squared-off edge and a soft curved version. However, if I favor one over the other, where do I go to set my preferences for that font if I want the soft vs. square, or vice versa? Currently, it cycles through the different versions of each character when placing large blocks of text. I thought it might be their priority in the glyph panel, but that doesn't seem to be it. Does anyone know where I can set this? 

Please advise.

 

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Community Expert , Sep 19, 2022 Sep 19, 2022

Hi @Steph5FB7:

 

You can also control the display with the OpenType features: specifically Contextual Alternates and the Stylistic Sets. I am showing them via the OpenType button at the bottom of the text frame (the blue highlights the changed characters) but you can control this via the Paragraph style > OpenType as well.

 

You can also make your own stylistic sets.

 

~Barb

 

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You can enter specific glyphs through the Glyphs panel. This is most easily done using the Alternates for Selection option in the Show drop down menu.
Screenshot 2022-09-19 at 5.11.37 PM.png

 

The alternates also appear under a character when one is selected.Screenshot 2022-09-19 at 5.12.54 PM.png

You can also select a style from the Opentype submenu in the Character panel or hte Opentype panel in the Character Style or Paragraph Style dialogue.

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Hi @Steph5FB7:

 

You can also control the display with the OpenType features: specifically Contextual Alternates and the Stylistic Sets. I am showing them via the OpenType button at the bottom of the text frame (the blue highlights the changed characters) but you can control this via the Paragraph style > OpenType as well.

 

You can also make your own stylistic sets.

 

~Barb

 

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