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HistoricalForms Property

Typography.HistoricalForms Property

Gets or sets a value that determines whether historical forms are enabled.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Documents
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

public bool HistoricalForms { get; set; }
<object Typography.HistoricalForms="bool"/>

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if historical forms are enabled; otherwise, false. The default value is false.

This property gets or sets a value on the object that owns a Typography property, which is the only way to access a Typography class instance. In addition, this property supports an attached property usage so that it can be set on text-containing objects in XAML.

Historical forms are typographic conventions that were common in the past. The following text displays the phrase, "Boston, Massachusetts", using an historical form of glyphs for the Palatino Linotype font.

Example of historical forms

Text using OpenType historical forms

The following code example shows how to define historical forms for the Palatino Linotype font, using the HistoricalForms property.

<Paragraph FontFamily="Palatino Linotype">
  <Run Typography.HistoricalForms="True">Boston, Massachusetts</Run>
</Paragraph>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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