Ligatures don't show up in PDF

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harryspier123
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Ligatures don't show up in PDF

Post by harryspier123 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:39 pm

I created a font with ligatures (to center some accents over letters correctly) and they display correctly in Word 2013 but in PDF's exported from Word documents they don't display; instead the source characters for the ligatures display. The ligatures also don't display in LibreOffice.

Its Word 2013 and Windows 7 Pro

The script is the default script, the language is the default language and the ligatures are in rlig (required ligatures) and there is a dummy DSIG table in the font.

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Re: Ligatures don't show up in PDF

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:07 pm

Try including them as standard ligatures and see if that works.
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Re: Ligatures don's show up in PDF

Post by MikeW » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:10 pm

I'm using Word 2010 and without rlig. But the std. ligs, hlig and dligs all show up in a PDF, whether I use Word's crappy in-built PDF save as routine or Acrobat's plug-in. W2010 I think was the first version to support ligs, but I don't know if it supports rligs.

If I get time I can roll in an rlig feature into this font.

However, it may behoove you to ZIP up your font with a test Word document and supply Erwin with it. Else it may be an apples/oranges thing.

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Re: Ligatures don't show up in PDF

Post by Erwin Denissen » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:13 pm

harryspier123 wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:39 pm
The script is the default script
You could try the correct script (depending on the characters Latin, Arabic, Hebrew, etc) and see if that works.
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Re: Ligatures don't show up in PDF

Post by harryspier123 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:05 pm

Thank you Erwin,
What you suggested worked.

Script = Latin, lang = default and lookup = rlig displays ligatures in Word, PDF and LibreOffice

Note also:
Script=Latin, lang = default and lookup = liga doesn't display ligatures in either Word, PDF or LibreOffice
Script=default, lang default and lookup = rlig displays ligatures in Word but not in PDF or LibreOffice
Script = default, lang = default and lookup = liga doesn't display ligatures in either Word, PDF or LibreOffice
Script = Latin, lang = ENG and lookup = liga or rlig gives invalid pointer operation when I try to export or install the font.

Thanks,
Harry

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Re: Ligatures don't show up in PDF

Post by Erwin Denissen » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:16 am

harryspier123 wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:05 pm
Thank you Erwin,
What you suggested worked.
Perfect!
harryspier123 wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:05 pm
Script = Latin, lang = ENG and lookup = liga or rlig gives invalid pointer operation when I try to export or install the font.
This will be fixed with the next upcoming release.
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