MALICE STENCIL OPENTYPE FEATURES
Malice Stencil contains a number of OpenType features that extend its creative capabilities. These features can be accessed via the OpenType or Typography panels in most professional destkop publishing applications.
We've compiled a handy guide to the each OpenType feature below. The method for accessing these features varies between apps. Consult your software user guide for more information or click the help icon below each description for tips on activating OpenType features in Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and Affinity.
Procreate users note:
OpenType features are not compatible with Procreate.
Both styles include ff and TT ligatures.
Oldstyle Figures (sometimes known as Text Figures) are numerals designed with ascenders and decenders in order to resemble standard 'text' letterforms.
Stylistic Set 01 – Emojis
This feature works much like a Slack emoji command. With the Emoji's stylistic set activated, simply type one of the commands shown below to insert a corresponding emoji into a line of text. All commands must be inclosed by a colon ( : ).
All emoji commands work in lowercase, uppercase and title case. Some emojis can be activated by multiple commands (e.g :dove:, :bird:, :vulture:).
Stylistic Set 02 – Alternate Q
Stylistic Set 03 – Alternate J
This feature adjusts the positioning of punctuation to be aligned with capital forms.
Case-Sensitive-Forms can be activated by using switching on 'All Caps' and works with braces, brackets, bars, slashes, colon, semicolon, hyphen, en dash, em dash and the @ symbol.
Contextual Alternate Question Mark
This (very subtle) feature replaces f? with a narrower question mark to aid legibility without resorting to tight kerning.
The Slashed Zero glyph is helpful in distinguishing the digit "zero" from the uppercase "O" anywhere the distinction might be important such as wayfinding signage or pricing applications.