Can I create stylistic sets as an OpenType Feature with Fontself?
Hello Adelina, welcome to this forum.
With Illustrator CC and Fontself you can create fonts and styles like this:
- click on NEW
- click on NEW STYLE
- select ‘bold’, … or ‘Other…’,
- … which can be freely named. Click on OK.
After putting your letter in Fontself …
- … click on FONT INFOS
- give the font a name.
- you can see the style(s) for this font.
Go back with HOME and save the font to your computer with SAVE.
Thank you for the quick reponse! I actually meant a stylistic font as a combination of alternates: the option is to find in Indesign under Character > OpenType > Stylistic Sets. So I was wondering whether it is possible to define only this combination of alternates that go together without setting a new font style like bold/thin etc. since I’m working with the same characters, just a different configuration.
then check this page: https://help.fontself.com/en/articles/1237736-alternates
I guess that’s a no. I was looking for a way to have a set made with a few alternate characters, so I can switch them all at once if I select the proper Stylistic Set (OpenType feature ss01, i.e.)
Is it still impossible to do on Fontself?
with the alternative .alt you can only assign one or more alternatives to a glyph. For example, the lower-case ‘a’ can be written as a double-storey or single-storey like an ‘o’ with a vertical stroke.
Unfortunately, you cannot create sets with the help of Fontself. You will have to use FontForge or another programme for this.