Please can InDesign use true OpenType superscripts and subscripts if they are available in the font
Please can InDesign use true OpenType superscripts and subscripts if they are available in the font, in the same way that it will use the true OpenType small caps.
Or can there be a way in the paragraph styles to tell it to use them. (Not a character style as they are not necessarily tagged, they just pull through from Word or other manuscript source as superscript or subscript.)
Sabine Ro commented
I would love that too if the regular super/subscript button could access the opentype glyphs. The same way it works with small caps.
Right now, in a paragraph style I can only use either opentype superscript/subscript or the fake ones. So if I use opentype, characters that don't exist in the font as opentype, won't be set as super/sub. These glyphs aren't even marked as not existing characters which is really bad in a 300 page book. What I need is a small button in either the preferences or the opentype settings of the pharagraphstyle (or both) "suberscript/subscript" that only activates if the glyph is available and uses the scaled glyphs if not. Like it works with fractions and smallcaps.
Stephen Nixon commented
It seems that InDesign CAN do this, though it is confusing how to access them.
In the "Character" panel options/hamburger menu, there is "Superscript" and "Subscript" at the top level, which will apply fake superscript/subscript. However, these options are also found under the "OpenType >" menu item, and the Superscript/Superior and Subscript/Inferior options there will activate OpenType Features sups and subs, respectively.