Users who do not require dynamically positioned diacritics, ligatures, or alternate glyphs can use almost any application with the font, but otherwise there are four basic categories of font usage:

Uniscribe/DirectWrite

Uniscribe users should be aware that base+diacritic combinations that exist in Unicode (and the font) as precomposed chars are handled differently than those that are not (Uniscribe favors the use of the precomposed). (Note however: PUA characters needing special handling, e.g., diacritics, will not work properly in Uniscribe-based apps. Nor do the double-wide diacritics).

  • Office2003+ (Word and Publisher) — Supports dynamic diacritic placement and Stylistic Sets.
  • NotePad
  • Internet Explorer 11+ — Supports dynamic diacritic placement, Stylistic Sets, Character Variants, and language tagging for Vietnamese, Serbian and IPA.

In order for dynamic positioning of diacritics to render correctly in a Uniscribe application, Uniscribe version 1.468.4015.0 or later must be available for that application to use.

Non-Uniscribe OpenType

  • Paratext — Supports dynamic diacritic placement.
  • LibreOffice — Supports dynamic diacritic placement, Stylistic Sets, Character Variants, and language tagging.
  • FLEx (FieldWorks Language Explorer) — Supports dynamic diacritic placement.
  • Adobe InDesign — Available on Mac and Windows. InDesign CS4+ supports dynamic diacritic placement and Stylistic Sets. One thing Adobe products permit that Uniscribe-based apps do not is selection of alternate glyphs.
  • Mozilla Firefox — Supports dynamic diacritic placement, Stylistic Sets, Character Variants, and language tagging for Vietnamese, Serbian and IPA.
  • Chrome — Supports dynamic diacritic placement, Stylistic Sets, Character Variants, and language tagging.
  • Scribus 1.5.3+ — Supports dynamic diacritic placement and Stylistic Sets.
  • XeTeX — Available on MacOS X, Linux and Windows. Supports dynamic diacritic placement, Stylistic Sets, Character Variants, and language tagging for Vietnamese, Serbian and IPA.
  • Mellel — Available on MacOS X. Supports ligatures and diacritic placement via OpenType.

Graphite

Graphite handles the double-diacritics and PUA chars correctly.

Applications that support Graphite.

AAT

AAT (Apple Advanced Typography) handles limited diacritic placement (not all arbitrary combinations will work well), and offers user-selectable features for choosing alternate glyph shapes.

Note: Version 5 and later of our fonts no longer support AAT, but earlier versions are available. See the link to Previous Versions on our download pages.