Re(2): What OOo Writer needs more than anything else: Typography
Posted by: Anonymous
on November 20, 2007 06:34 PM
Yes, you're right! (The "I am not a noob" guy.) I've just been delving into this open source / OpenOffice world and I have to say that indeed from a typography / graphic design point of view there are some huge shortcomings, lack of support for vital OpenType features and so on. Open source as a concept is great, but _so far_ I've gotten this impression that people in these circles are mostly programming oriented and don't have a clue even about basic features of solid typography like old style figures etc. Of course you can't (and don't have to) know everything about everything, but I hope that more and more people from diverse professions will come to help - I will, at least as a user/tester/commentator. There's lots of possibilities for this software.