Some OpenType fontsmostly script faceshave connecting alternates that connect better in certain letter combinations and will make your type look more like handwriting. You can also access alternate glyphs manually using the Glyphs palette.
Figure 7.13. Proportional Oldstyle (example A) is preferable to Lining Numerals (example B) in upper and lowercase type. On the other hand, Lining Numerals work better when the text is set in all caps.
Figure 7.14. Without Contextual Alternates (example A), and with Contextual Alternates (example B) note the connecting ligatures.
Part I: Character Formats
Going with the Flow
Getting the Lead Out
Kern, Baby, Kern
Sweating the Small Stuff: Special Characters, White Space, and Glyphs
OpenType: The New Frontier in Font Technology
Part II: Paragraph Formats
Aligning Your Type
Paragraph Indents and Spacing
First Impressions: Creating Great Opening Paragraphs
Dont Fear the Hyphen
Mastering Tabs and Tables
Part III: Styles
Stylin with Paragraph and Character Styles
Part IV: Page Layout
Setting Up Your Document
Everything in Its Right Place: Using Grids
Text Wraps: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly