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I currently know the feature code. Vs Code supports it in settings.json. I wonder if I could change the installed font to that stylistic set. For example, if I use customized font in Mac terminal, I wish the displayed style is not the default style but an alternative stylistic set of that font.

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  • It sound like you wan’t to change the font systemwide on your Mac. However, it’s confusing when mentioning VS Code. Do you want this for an App or something else? What feature code are you referring to?
    – Allan
    Jan 22, 2023 at 15:10
  • I want this for the whole system, for example, if i use the font as terminal font, it should display the alternative stylistic set instead of the default style. Considering feature codes, they are: 'ss03', 'ss04', 'ss05', 'ss08', 'ss12', 'ss13', 'ss14', 'ss03', 'cv01'.
    – lptl k
    Jan 22, 2023 at 15:17
  • Have you see the answers here? apple.stackexchange.com/q/86864/119271
    – Allan
    Jan 22, 2023 at 15:21
  • If i follow this link, it can change the system font to the font i want to use. But i wanna use different stylistic sets of one font. Mac terminal supports using customised font. So if i change the font to the font i wanna use in the terminal, i wish the displayed style is not the default style.
    – lptl k
    Jan 22, 2023 at 15:31
  • What OS version are you on? What is the font? When you say "Globally", you mean wherever that font is used, you want to use the alternate set, e.g. Swash lettering, Small Caps, etc. Or just in a specific app, e.g. Terminal. You may be able to configure the font selection panel of an app to use the alternate sets for something, but I don't think there's a 'global' way of doing this.
    – benwiggy
    Jan 22, 2023 at 15:33

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The font selector in the Preferences of Apple's Terminal.app supports MacOS's standard font panel, where you can select OpenType features, such as alternate sets:

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The contents of the Typography panel will depend upon the features that the typeface supports.

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  • This is exactly what I am looking for. Thanks.
    – lptl k
    Jan 22, 2023 at 18:00
  • But when i clicked the selections, there is no effect on Terminal display. The Mac Terminal doesn't support alternative stylistic sets? After I closed the selection window and reopened, the selections are lost.
    – lptl k
    Jan 22, 2023 at 18:10
  • @lptlk Well, if it doesn't work, then it's not possible.
    – benwiggy
    Jan 22, 2023 at 18:16

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