Contextual Ligatures Feature Not Exported for Italic Style

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Contextual Ligatures Feature Not Exported for Italic Style

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:54 pm

The contextual ligatures in the attached fonts work correctly for Regular, Bold, and Bold italic styles.

The OpenType feature script is the same for all four styles and there are no errors when compiling the script. The Glyphs are correctly named, but aa > amacron, AA > Amacron, etc. do not work in the Font Test Window for italics though they do for the other styles, and the Contextual Ligatures feature is not found when I check the installed italic font in PagePlus.

This has me completely baffled.
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Sukhumala Italic.fcp
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Sukhumala Regular.fcp
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Re: Contextual Ligatures Feature Not Exported for Italic Sty

Post by Erwin Denissen » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:16 am

Both work perfect on my Windows 7 machine, as they both show the expected substitutions.

Can you also send the exported font files?
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Re: Contextual Ligatures Feature Not Exported for Italic Sty

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:46 am

I thought for a minute I had cracked it, as the italic style was set to use the Default Script instead of the Custom script, but that's not it either.

Exporting with the Custom Script still doesn't work

Edit: Now it's working in PagePlus, but not in the latest build of MainType.
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Re: Contextual Ligatures Feature Not Exported for Italic Sty

Post by Erwin Denissen » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:55 am

That one works fine too, so I suspect another/ older version or incorrect font style is conflicting. But on the other hand the test dialog in FontCreator should not have issue with other versions due to the unique id that is added to the font name :?

What happens when you uninstall the whole font family through MainType, and then only test this font through FontCreator? And what about test WOFF?
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Re: Contextual Ligatures Feature Not Exported for Italic Sty

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:59 am

Test WOFF also works now that I changed the default script to custom script for WOFF too.

Completely removing the entire font family from MT, regenerating the fonts, refreshing the font folders, still doesn't work for me. I will try reinstalling MainType again.

Edit: That finally fixed the issue. MainType must have been using an old version though I had removed the italic a few times.
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Re: Contextual Ligatures Feature Not Exported for Italic Sty

Post by Erwin Denissen » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:31 am

That is good to know!
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