Placing in mirror last glyph in word

tourdeforce's picture

I was wondering is there a way to mirror an glyph in Open Type font?

For example, if I type word:

RemarK

And K as a last glyph, could it be mirrored on some way automatically?

John Hudson's picture

There are several ways in which this could be approached, but the easiest way for your purposes and the mostly widely supported at this time, would be to a) create mirrored glyphs in the font and b) use the 'calt' layout feature to contextually substitute them when not followed by another letter glyph.

tourdeforce's picture

Thanks John for answering.

Your a) + b) = that's it!

Theunis de Jong's picture

Would the .fina feature be totally inappropriate for this?

(Entirely possible, because I recall some threads where attempts were made to make .init, .isol, .medi and .fina work with Latin fonts, and some software doesn't properly handle these four for non-Arabic glyphs. Well, that's what I recall, at least.)

John Hudson's picture

'fina' might work for this purpose in Adobe apps, but I suspect not elsewhere.

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