I’m working on a hand-drawn calligraphy script with LOTS of character variants, but they come in sets. So for example, there are currently 24 sets in which g, y, and z all have the same style of descender (in other words, there are 24 descender styles that apply across those three letters).
(I also have sets of ascender styles, t-cross styles, etc., which I could easily combine into the same stylistic sets, if I could have 24 stylistic sets).
I could reduce the number of styles to just 20, but what’s alluring about this typeface is that it has so many swashy, swoopy options.
I also know that I CAN use character variants (.cv01, etc.), but here it seems to make the most sense to me (from an end-user standpoint) to create stylistic sets so that the exact same descender style can be applied to a whole chunk of text at once, for example. But I can’t have more than 20 stylistic sets.
I’m interested to know how others would approach this scenario. I welcome your thoughts and advice.
(Also, I’m already using .fina and .init features)