best tutorial for font usage

Asked by Stacy Bustamante on 2018-03-16

I am new and very novice. All I want to do is use inkscape for making signs, etc using open type fonts (SVG files). I need help with the ligatures and swashes, etc. Where do I go for the best tutorial for that?

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Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1

Hi Stacy,

I think there isn't one yet, the functionality in Inkscape is fairly new and is still being worked on, too.

This is the description the developer of the feature published:
http://tavmjong.free.fr/blog/?p=1442
http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Release_notes/0.92#Font_Features

I once made a forum post about the specific steps, but I can't find it now...

It's in the third tab of the text and font dialog, 'font variants'.

It works when some text is selected, either for the text object as a whole, or just for the selected letters. Select the features to use, then hit apply. Only functionality that is provided by the font you use will be selectable.

Stacy Bustamante (stacyb618) said : #2

I was able to find a facebook group that was very helpful and able to answer my question.