Ringing the Changes…

The great virtue of the Stylistic Alternate feature (and indeed many other Opentype features) seems to be in making computer typesetting look hand-set, or indeed in some contexts hand drawn.

Here’s an example of stylistic alternates in action.  There are actually only two forms of each glyph used in this piece, but the sample text here embodies just a small selection of the endless permutations that might be typeset…


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