Renderer support

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Feature table

This table shows which renderers (or font shapers) support which features of a font.

Latn, Grek,
Cyrl, Armn
Pango Qt3 Qt4 WinXP WinXP
(SP2)
OS X OO.o(L) OO.o(W)
kern pairs + - +++++ -
kern classes + -  ? -  ? + - -
liga + - - -  ? + - -
mark + - - -  ? - - -
mkmk + - - -  ? - - -
locl - - - - -  ? - -
Arab Pango Qt3 Qt4 WinXP WinXP
(SP2)
OS X OO.o(L) OO.o(W)
liga +++  ? +  ?  !  ?
mark + - +  ? + - ++
mkmk + - -  ?  ? - ++
locl - - - - -  ? - -

Legend

Support

  • + = supported
  • - = unsupported
  • ? = unknown
  • ! = partially supported

Features

  • Kerning Pairs
  • Kerning classes
  • liga = Ligatures
  • mark = Mark anchors (used for placing diacritics)
  • mkmk = Mark to mark anchors (used for stacking diacritics)
  • locl = Substituting glyphs according to current locale

Notes

  • version of Pango preceding 1.11 do not support OpenType features for Latin/Greek/Cyrillic
  • Many features will works in Windows XP with the latest version of Uniscribe installed
  • Tests on Word 2000 were negative, however Word XP and other versions need to be tested

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