2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 22, 2003 4:10 PM by (David_Philpott)

    Opentype features problem

      Hi,
      I am having some difficulty with getting two Opentype layout features to
      work in Indesign 1.5 and Photoshop 6. The liga feature works perfectly, but
      dlig and clig don't (though they preview correctly in Fontlab 4.5.1). I have
      generated the font as a CFF-flavoured OTF font using either Macintosh,
      Windows ANSI or FL's standard encoding but the problem remains. Yet all the
      glyphs are available under Indesign's "insert character" dialog box. When I
      opened the generated font in Fontlab, the features work as expected. Putting
      all the lookups in the liga feature didn't solve the problem either (and
      every glyph has a Unicode number attached to it). Do the alternate glyphs
      need to be named according to their Unicode index?
      I am using MacOS 9.2 with ATM Deluxe 4.6.1.

      Regards,

      David Philpott


      Feature files:
      feature clig{ # Contextual Ligatures
      # Latin
      sub T h by Thlig;
      sub T T by TTlig;
      sub T E by TElig;
      sub C O by CO;
      sub C I by CI;
      sub L A by LA;
      } clig;




      feature dlig{ # Discretionary Ligatures
      # Latin
      sub c t by ct;
      sub s t by st;
      sub g i by gi;
      sub g n by gn;
      sub g r by gt;
      sub g t by gt;
      sub g y by gy;
      sub t i by ti;
      sub t r by tr;
      sub t t by tt;
      sub t u by tu;
      sub t y by ty;
      } dlig;
        • 1. Re: Opentype features problem
          Thomas Phinney Level 3
          The problem is simply that InDesign 1.x and Photoshop 6 (and 7) do not support those features. InDesign 2.0 does support these features, however.

          To find out more about what features are supported by which application versions, read Adobe's User Guide for OpenType, which can be downloaded from http://www.adobe.com/type/opentype

          Regards,

          T
          • 2. Re: Opentype features problem
            Level 1
            Thank you for your reply.<br /><br />Regards,<br /><br />David<br /><br /><br />> From: "Thomas Phinney" <tphinney@adobe.com><br />> Newsgroups: adobe.opentype.developers.fdk<br />> Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2003 15:40:22 -0800<br />> Subject: Re: Opentype features problem<br />> <br />> The problem is simply that InDesign 1.x and Photoshop 6 (and 7) do not support<br />> those features. InDesign 2.0 does support these features, however.<br />> <br />> To find out more about what features are supported by which application<br />> versions, read Adobe's User Guide for OpenType, which can be downloaded from<br />> <a href=http://www.adobe.com/type/opentype><br />> <br />> Regards,<br />> <br />> T