Another way to automatically access alternates is through the Stylistic Sets feature (found in InDesign CS2+). If you’re looking for a historically accurate typeface for the next medieval manuscript book design project that comes around, consider Blaktur. It has a bunch of archaic letter forms that only a 16th century German papal scribe could decipher. These can be accessed through Stylistic Sets (Set 1) in the OpenType menu.
The Dirkschneider Umlaut Randomizer liberally adds accented letters to all of your Teutonic-inspired text settings. Perfect for your next 1980s-era heavy metal logo design job, fantasy gaming center identity or for customizing the cut-off jean jackets of the local biker gang. Simply select Titling Alternates in the OpenType menu.