FontVariants FontVariants FontVariants FontVariants Enum

Definition

Renders variant typographic glyph forms.

public enum class FontVariants
public enum FontVariants
type FontVariants = 
Public Enum FontVariants
Inheritance

Fields

Inferior Inferior Inferior Inferior 4

Replaces a default glyph with an inferior glyph, or it may combine glyph substitution with positioning adjustments for proper placement. Inferior forms are typically used in chemical formulas or mathematical notation.

Normal Normal Normal Normal 0

Default font behavior. Font scaling and positioning is normal.

Ordinal Ordinal Ordinal Ordinal 3

Replaces a default glyph with an ordinal glyph, or it may combine glyph substitution with positioning adjustments for proper placement. Ordinal forms are normally associated with numeric notation of an ordinal word, such as "1st" for "first."

Ruby Ruby Ruby Ruby 5

Replaces a default glyph with a smaller Japanese Kana glyph. This is used to clarify the meaning of Kanji, which may be unfamiliar to the reader.

Subscript Subscript Subscript Subscript 2

Replaces a default glyph with a subscript glyph.

Superscript Superscript Superscript Superscript 1

Replaces a default glyph with a superscript glyph. Superscript is commonly used for footnotes.

Examples

The Variants property allows you to set superscript and subscript values for an OpenType font.

The following text displays superscripts for the Palatino Linotype font.

Text using OpenType superscripts
Example of superscripts

The following code example shows how to define superscripts for the Palatino Linotype font, using properties of the Typography object.

<Paragraph FontFamily="Palatino Linotype">
  2<Run Typography.Variants="Superscript">3</Run>
  14<Run Typography.Variants="Superscript">th</Run>
</Paragraph>

The following text displays subscripts for the Palatino Linotype font.

Text using OpenType subscripts
Example of subscripts

The following code example shows how to define subscripts for the Palatino Linotype font, using properties of the Typography object.

<Paragraph FontFamily="Palatino Linotype">
  H<Run Typography.Variants="Subscript">2</Run>O
  Footnote<Run Typography.Variants="Subscript">4</Run>
</Paragraph>

Remarks

If a specified font does not support a particular glyph set, the default glyphs are displayed.

Applies to