OpenType

OpenType Support in Applications


LibreOffice and Microsoft Office
Cyrillic Local Forms

This place compares the features of LibreOffice 5.3.0 and Microsoft Office 2016 / 365. It separates major and minor feature differences and also includes notes on LibreOffice extensions. The comparison highlights differences and therefore does not display any features which are present in both office suites.
For OpenType support in the two application just used command „Find“ to go to the right place in descriptions.

Any program can use an OpenType font, but not every program offers the kind of advanced typographic controls needed to make the most of OpenType. A word processor such as WordPerfect, for example, can access all the characters in an OpenType font that are standard in a legacy font, but it can’t reach the distant Latin-X™ range. Microsoft Word can, so OpenType fonts can be used in Word to create documents in the full range of Latin-X™ languages, but Word offers no facility for activating peripheral styles such as small caps or swashes, or discretionary font features such as tabular figures or fractions. The following table indicates the degree to which OpenType fonts can be fully explored in a range of programs:

Basic Support
Latin-X™ character set
Ligatures Fractions & Scientific Small Caps Figure Styles
Old-style, lining, tabular, etc.
Stylistic Sets
Alternate characters, etc.
Adobe InDesign CS+ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adobe Illustrator CS+ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adobe Photoshop CS+ Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sketch 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Quark XPress 7+ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Word 2010+ Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Powerpoint 2010+ Yes
Microsoft Excel 2010+ Yes
Microsoft Office 2000+ Yes
Apple Pages ’09 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Apple Keynote ’09 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Apple Numbers ’09 Yes

Source: TYPOGRAPHY.COM

Further readings

OpenType specification
Using OpenType features
Syntax for OpenType features in CSS
The State of Web Type
What’s OpenType?
Which feature works in which program?
OpenType feature support in applications

 

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