If you have the option in Photoshop (I stink at Photoshop) to convert the text to paths, I'd say play it safe and do so.
True, that may work. But there's no option to access the font itself inside of After Effects? Having to create paths each time I want to create a new text layer would quickly grow tiresome.
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Well, AE can't do that fancy stylistic stuff with typefaces. Text in AE is really basic.
If you can see the typeface in the font list in AE, you can make a test text layer to take a look. I'll take a wild guess and say you won't be happy with the outcome. Sorry.
That's what I was afraid of.... Well, thanks for the answer, Dave.
Anyone else have any thoughts about this?
It's very much as Dave said - AE does not support any of the rule-based glyph substitution, the sad excuse behind it being that someone thought we don't need ligatures, table numbers and so on because they "break" with text animator (when half the time people don't even use this, but only basic transforms or effects). *crikey* Well, one can always hope for CS6....
Thanks for confirming it, Mylenium. Hopefully that feature gets added in CS6. It seems a bit silly that one Adobe app can access it but another can't.
Welp, I'm off to make my titles in Photoshop. Thanks, guys!