This tutorial is not meant to give you an in-depth introduction into the OpenType layout tables, but rather to let you add sensible features to your font files. For more in-depth information about OpenType, I would like to refer you to the OpenType specifications as available from the pages at Microsoft or Adobe. me.

Running the OpenType Compiler

Running the OpenType Compiler is a matter of running otcomp <ot file name>. The extension of the input file should be specified, and is usually .ot. But what does this file look like? Let's first explain some OpenType terminology.