Support Opentype font features
Allow users to select Opentype features supported by a given typeface. This would be especially useful for anyone designing for ecommerce (tabular lining numerals), or text-heavy sites (small caps, proportional old style numerals), or rich typography in general (alternate stylistic sets, swashes, superscript, subscript, fractions). Common ligatures seem to be enabled already, but there's no way to access discretionary ligatures.
Several of these features already exist as separate requests that you may also want to upvote:
- More control over ligatures – https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/13205751-ligature-options
- All caps – https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/13388451-it-would-help-for-more-typography-options-caps
- Superscript/subscript – https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/14844018-superscript-subscript
Christoph Mauerhofer commented
We would also need support for activating tabular numerals (font-variant-numeric: tabular-nums; / font-feature-settings: 'tnum';).
Karen Beal commented
Really need support for open-type features such as lining figures!
Wendy Honeycutt commented
This is very important for me, as it is one of the biggest hold-outs for being able to use XD as my primary tool. I work on an e-commerce website for a large retail company. Our main typeface on the website comes from Adobe Typekit, but we use the stylistic alternative. In Illustrator, I can choose the stylistic alternative in the OpenType panel, but that is not an option in XD. This means it is really impractical to use XD for any design prototyping for our site as I can't use our primary typeface in XD (...and otherwise I generally love XD). Until this changes, I am forced to stay in Illustrator and export screenshots to upload to InVision (bleh). I want to design and prototype right in XD because the results are SO much better than a screenshot. I also want to try and convince some folks here to switch over to XD. Help!
Please add support for OpenType-SVG fonts.
They are becoming a designer best friend.
You already added support for them in Photoshop:
And you already support SVG in XD, so adding OpenType-SVG support should be very easy.
C. L. commented
+1 Tabular lining numerals. More of an issue because we use Raleway and it seems to default to old-style numerals.
Support variable fonts as foundries begin to sell 'flex' or variable versions of families. (e.g. http://www.underware.nl/fonts/zeitung/features/Flex/)
Nathan Snelgrove commented
Adding to this list, I'd like small caps integrated. It's a shame it's not included — it's a basic CSS feature!
Integrating open type features.
The most useful to me would be everything having to do with figures (lnum, onum, pnum, tnum, frac, ordn), ligatures (at least the standard ligatures ) and stylistic sets (ss##). (For all those who create for example pictograms, circled numbers etc. in different stylistic versions directly in a font editor.)