How to tell what figure styles an Adobe font has?

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Feb 22, 2022 Feb 22, 2022

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Hi everyone, 

 

Is there a way to tell what figure styles are available to a certain font on fonts.adobe.com without activating the font? Also, I had question about the figure styles in InDesign. I assume the parenthesis around the style means it is not available for that particular font? This is Basic Sans and nothing happens when I switch between the different styles. If I change the font to Arial then it takes the parenthesis off and the styles do actually effect the font. I was trying to use Tabular Lining with Basic Sans but I'm thinking its not possible.basic sans.PNG

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 22, 2022 Feb 22, 2022
Yes, that's correct, when there's Parenthesis around it it simply is not available (why it's not grayed out I don't know). I don't see a way to filter the Adobe Fonts or search in the way you want. You could ask here and request it  https://adobefonts.uservoice.com/forums/940222-adobe-fonts-feature-requests-and-feedback

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Feb 22, 2022 Feb 22, 2022

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Yes, that's correct, when there's Parenthesis around it it simply is not available (why it's not grayed out I don't know).

 

I don't see a way to filter the Adobe Fonts or search in the way you want.

You could ask here and request it 

https://adobefonts.uservoice.com/forums/940222-adobe-fonts-feature-requests-and-feedback

 

 

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Feb 22, 2022 Feb 22, 2022

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Thanks! And yeah why its not just grayed out was going to be my next question haha

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Hi Adam,

also see into this free script by Roland Dreger that is showing all available OpenType features of selected text. You can enable or disable features easily.

 

openTypeFeatures.jsx is now available in version 2.1:

https://github.com/RolandDreger/open-type-features#script-usage

 

Some videos showing basic functionality:

 

OpenType Features Dialog
by Roland Dreger showing the version 1 feature set of the script
https://vimeo.com/606686469

 

OpenType Features Dialog V2.0
by Roland Dreger
https://vimeo.com/666012220

 

OpenType Features Dialog V2.0 (Part 2)
by Roland Dreger
https://vimeo.com/667300122

 

Note: Depending on the applied paragraph composer of the typed text there may be different OpenType features available for an applied font. E.g. the Japanese Paragraph Composer vs the Adobe Paragraph Composer.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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