[Gimp-developer] opentype ui

For some time i've been thinking about what a user interface to
opentype features could look like.

Probably the CREATE list would be a good place for a discussion (i'd
hoped to do something at LGM - maybe next year!) since of course the
needs of each program's userbase have to be met, not just one.

Today i came across this Web app, which gives a possible idea for
showing alternate glyphs, something GIMP users can't  access at all
right now.


Click on the large Arabic text to see: a list of alternate shapes
appears beneath the selection. Sometimes there are many of them.

Of course, one might also want to say, in this font, always choose the
second alternate "w" glyph unless i say otherwise, so maybe a Font
Settings or maybe right-clicking on the alternates presented to select
"prefer this glyph design for this font" (always, or just in this

Of course, writing code is another matter :( but if it builds on
harfbuzz and is a library then maybe all of gnomehood (or whatever)

Inkscape already has some opentype feature support, but i don't think
there's a UI for choosing alternate glyphs, and i find it a little hard
to use, but maybe that's  just me. It's a start, at least.

What do you think?

Liam Quin - web slave for https://www.fromoldbooks.org/

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