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  • Yoan Boisjoli

    March 1, 2021 at 1:44 am

    Hey folks!

    I’m currently creating a mogrt and I created a date text layer thats driven by a drop down menu for the months and a slider for the days. So far so good but I need to have access to superscript (which is not available in the text styling expressions yet) for whenever the date needs a “st” for 21st or a “nd” for 22nd. You get the idea.

    I’m wondering if it’s possible to only have the “st” or “nd” be a smaller font size.

    Whenever I try the style and setFontSize() it shows as September 21[object, object].

    Any clues? 🤓

  • Tomas Bumbulevičius

    March 1, 2021 at 9:31 am

    Hey Yoan – the questions is how do you plan to isolate suffixes and how they will be “decided” to use? Will it be done with expressions, by affecting last two chars of a number (st,nd,rd,th)? That will indicate an approach how to make this happen – either with styles, or with text animator & scale.

  • Yoan Boisjoli

    March 1, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    Hey Thomas! Thanks for reply!

    I was too much into wanting to use the text styling expressions that I forgot that I could just use an expression selector with some Regex!

    I’ll just have the scale and position be triggered and it will do the trick!

    Thanks! Have a good day!

  • Andrei Popa

    March 1, 2021 at 4:33 pm

    Hi Tomas. As far as you know, is it possible to modify just a part of a paragraph via expressions using style?

  • Kevin Camp

    March 1, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    It would be great if you could.

    I had hoped that styles would work that way, but when I’ve tried to achieve something similar, I found the same issue that Yoan ran into, and then reverted to a method using text animators or separate layers and sourceRectAtTime().

  • Fabrice Leconte

    March 2, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    Try to find a good font, it works with Arial

    function getOrdinalNum(n) {

    return n + (n > 0 ? ['ᵗʰ', 'ˢᵗ', 'ⁿᵈ', 'ʳᵈ'][(n > 3 && n < 21) || n % 10 > 3 ? 0 : n % 10] : '');


    d = getOrdinalNum(effect('Slider Control')('Slider'));

    m = Intl.DateTimeFormat('en', { month: 'long' }).format(effect('Dropdown Menu Control')('Menu'));

    'Roboto font: '+ m + ' '+ d

  • Yoan Boisjoli

    March 2, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    Wow that’s pretty clever Fabrice! Merci!

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