is it possible to give “Character Variants” custom names?
Or is there any other option to provide named alternatives for individual glyphs without having a “Stylistic Set” for every single variant?
Kind regards, Simon
(I know there already was a discussion about this topic a year ago, but I think it wasn’t really solved there.)
You can add a name attribute into the code but I am afraid it is not supported anywhere.
Do you mean the support in design programmes?
In Figma it’s possible to see names of “Character Variants”.
Can you tell me how I add such a name attribute?
Look at ‘UI Label names for Character Variant features’:
Never tried it myself, though. YMMV.
Okay, I will have look there.
You can also add UI names for Stylist Set features, but with ssXX features what you can describe is severely limited: just the name of the feature. With cvXX features you can also give the names of non-default values and other things like tooltips, sample strings, etc.
I had thought about adding the same UI but quickly realized that is it not sufficient. And building a proper one was too much work.