[NTG-context] Superios with Cardo font

Pablo Rodriguez oinos at gmx.es
Tue Jan 28 18:29:27 CET 2020

On 1/27/20 5:00 PM, Denis Maier wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to use the Cardo font with superior figures. But somehow
> these seems to work differently here than with other fonts:
> [...]
> Why is it that I have to manually disable onum and pnum with Cardo for
> sups to work?

Hi Denis,

you can’t have them all.

It might be related to the loopup order in the font itself. onum or pnum
precedence might require onum/pnum sups.

> (Note: Cardo is a ttf font, Linux Libertine O is a otf)

I think this makes no difference at all.

> By the way, what is the correct way to define a new font feature for
> superios? (VerticalPosition=Superior; sups=yes;
> VerticalPosition=Superscript ...)

sups=yes is the only way to invoke a font feature (such as it is defined
in the font itself [this is an OpenType tag]).

VerticalPosition and your values might be valid in fontspec. But ConTeXt
doesn’t go that way.

Just in case it helps,


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