Why I test TTF/OTF result not match when use with MS.Word?

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Why I test TTF/OTF result not match when use with MS.Word?

Post by NeeSris » Sat May 13, 2017 10:48 am

I test TTF/OTF result of tester is not match when I install that font and using MS.Word? (Thai Language)
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Re: Why I test TTF/OTF result not match when use with MS.Word?

Post by Erwin Denissen » Sat May 13, 2017 11:33 am

The Font Test dialog is an easy way of showing most of a font. Especially for fonts which support complex scripts, it is wise to test your font with other applications, like Word, InDesign, web browser(s), etc. If the font works there, then you can safely ignore the results in the Font Test dialog.
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Re: Why I test TTF/OTF result not match when use with MS.Word?

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat May 13, 2017 11:36 am

Can you attach the font project to the forum?

I am not familiar with Thai fonts, but I assume that one uses anchors to align the tone marks with the base glyphs.

Does it work correctly in the Preview Toolbar?
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Re: Why I test TTF/OTF result not match when use with MS.Word?

Post by NeeSris » Sun May 14, 2017 12:30 pm

Thanks for answering. I think test ttf function is not convenience for thai font testing. 8)

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Re: Why I test TTF/OTF result not match when use with MS.Word?

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun May 14, 2017 1:06 pm

Did you try using the Preview Toolbar? (F8)
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Re: Why I test TTF/OTF result not match when use with MS.Word?

Post by Erwin Denissen » Mon May 15, 2017 1:28 pm

Microsoft Word doesn't support all OpenType features, and the ones it supports need to be applied to your text.

Currently Word supports these features:

Ligatures:
  • None (default)
  • Standard ligatures (liga)
  • Contextual ligatures (clig)
  • Historical Ligatures (hlig)
  • Discretionary ligatures (dlig)
Number spacing
  • Default spacing (default)
  • Proportional figures (pnum)
  • Tabular figures (tnum)
Number form
  • Default spacing (default)
  • Lining figures (lnum)
  • Old-style figures (onum)
Stylistic set
  • None (default)
  • Set 01-20 (ss01-ss20)
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