We received a file from a customer and noticed one of the fonts looked weird. When I checked the opentype features, contextual alternate was checked. It does not appear that this was checked on their end because first, it doesn't look right, and second, their pdf proof is different. I loaded the font they sent and for whatever reason on my computer the contextual alternate is set as the default in InDesign for their file. It's set to the default for that font even if I make a new file but why would it differ from their InDesign file?
The font is Lavanderia. Using FontExplorer X Pro for management. CS6 Mac.
Thanks for the help.
Your version of InDesign might differ from the source file's InDesign version in the first instance. CS6 converts an older version of the source file. There's a similar thread http://forums.adobe.com/message/4832149 and Peter mentioned why Contextual alternate is not a different version of the font. Recently, this has been reported as a bug in ID CS6.