I'm trying to get the hang of xelatex and fontspec and I'm a little confused about how character variants are selected. I'm using the font Bickham Script Pro.
Confusion (1) Some words are typesetting contain lowercase letters with fancy bits at the beginning or end of the letter which disturb the flow of the text. It makes the word look like it has a gap in it and looks ugly to the eye. The same letter in other words does not suffer as it is a different variant. Is there a way to control this?
Confusion (2) There are different versions of capital letters which seem to be used at random. This adds some welcome variety to the text but again I would like to know if there is a way to control this.
I spent the evening looking at the fontspec manual and the adobe character guide for the font trying to figure this out. Can someone help please?