Is Libre Office able to do olde style figures (on Mac)?
Related thread here but there is limited information on AAT support. Bug fdo#60384 seems related but I cannot get the new bugzilla to display the page.
The short answer is yes, but…
Here are the requirements:
- The font must support old style figures. (https://fontdrop.info)
- You must use features of Libreoffice that extend beyond the capabilities of OpenDocument format. This means talking directly to the font through the fontname field that appears in the program.
- Add this text to the font name while your number is selected [:onum=1] (only the text within brackets, not the brackets too.) If you were using Liberation Sans, the fontname with oldstyle figures enabled is [Liberation Sans:onum=1]
- Unless you have only a few numbers to convert to oldstyle numbers, this select and type gets old. so it’s important to note that this feature works everywhere a fontname box appears. HINT: Styles have font tabs with font name boxes in them.
- You can append multiple opentype features together with the ampersand. :liga=1&pnum=1&onum=1 turns on ligatures, proportional numbers, and oldstyle figures (as long as these features are in your font.)
- Any opentype feature in the font may be included in your LibreOffice document via the fontname in this way (Registered features, a-e (OpenType 1.8.4) - Typography | Microsoft Docs)