some of you here know me, from being involved with OpenType features UI for a while now. I have some questions for you that are sort of make or break in getting OpenType features UI available everywhere where rich text is being edited. This questionnaire is meant to build the case why really time and budget should be allocated towards this goal.
I am simply going to take this one question at the time, each in their own thread.
Question 1, for font publishers (no matter whether you designed/engineered these all by yourself, employ a team doing that and/or commission them):
Can you give me an estimate of how much you have invested in discretionary OpenType features? (say, in absolute time/money, or in % of project time/budget—and don’t forget support time/budget.)
Yes, we are only interested in discretionary Opentype features, i.e. the ones that do not work ‘automatically’ and need user intervention to be turned on.
Note that this discussion is in the ‘Type Business’ category. That is no coincidence; the only arguments that will convince to (finally) introduce universal OpenType features UI are business arguments. That’s just how the world turns. Please answer here within that context.
Font publishers, I encourage you to answer here, so that we can build some momentum here.