Bug 24855

Summary: Text figures as a variant or as allographs
Product: DejaVu Reporter: David Latapie <david>
Component: Experimental fontsAssignee: Deja Vu bugs <dejavu-bugs>
Status: NEW --- QA Contact:
Severity: enhancement    
Priority: medium Keywords: notourbug
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
i915 platform: i915 features:

Description David Latapie 2009-11-02 09:17:52 UTC
I like text figures a lot. It definitely gives a classy feel to any text.

In my CSS, I ask for "Hoefler Text" (for Mac), Georgia (for Windows) and… nothing for Linux.

So I ask for a DejaVu variant with text figures or, better yet, text figures as allographs of usual numbers. Mac OS X allows choosing the particular allograph I want, but I am not sure if something in the css allows forcing an allograph in particular (context is downloadable fonts, of course).
Comment 1 Alessandro Ceschini 2014-05-29 19:24:35 UTC
I wholeheartedly agree with this suggestion. If you don't want to make them the default figures, they could be implemented as an optional variant through the onum feature of OpenType. They're very classy and pretty, essential for qualitative typography.

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