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Proofing tool


The Proofing Tool allows you to try some the font out on a small run of text. To do that, follow the following steps:

  1. Proofing ToolOpen the Proofing Tool and select the Script and Language system you would like to test. Selecting the language system will populate the feature list;

  2. Select a writing direction (text flow);

  3. Create a glyph run. You can do it by either tying the glyph names into the long text box above the feature list, or by clicking on the picture below it and entering glyphs through keystroke. Each keystroke will be translated into a glyph using the current Unicode entries and the resulting glyph name will be added to the names in the run.

    No features applied

    No features applied [reproduced at 50%]

  4. Select features. To do that, highlight a some or all of the glyph names and check the corresponding feature boxes. On the right, you will see which lookups got enabled by these features. You can cursor back and forth in the list of glyph names and see the features change as you go from one glyph to another. If you simply need to apply certain feature(s) to the whole run, highlight everything in the glyph name list and then select the features you need.

    Features selected for applying. This also highlights the corresponding lookups being used.

    Features selected for applying. This also highlights the corresponding lookups being used. [reproduced at 50%]

  5. Operate the 'next glyph' and 'next lookup' buttons to watch how OpenType engine processes your string. 'Restart' brings you to the beginning of the processing and 'Complete' shows you the final result.

    Result of applying selected features.

    Result of applying selected features. [reproduced at 50%]



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Start | Project window | Glyph grid | Glyph group | GSUB | GPOS | Proofing | File | Samples
Microsoft Typography | Developer information | VOLT | VOLT release notes