I’m still new to coding my own custom opentype features and am curious about best practice.
If I want to code the typeface to behave in a certain way by default, where should I put my code?
Previously I have put things into the
liga feature as this seems to be on by default for most software, but i’m sure that’s not smart for many reasons.
One example is the cap height hyphen and colon. If I have this code in the
case (case sensitive forms), it’s often only activated at the users discretion, where as I would like the default behaviour of the font to always swap those characters. And when I want it to occur between numerals, where should this live?
If I create a custom feature for it, how do I ensure that it is ‘on’ by default?
Where would I find naming conventions for the feature, etc?
Any guidance or advice would be welcome!