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Script Font - Using the Apostrophe

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:44 am
by shannynpalmer
Hey, all!

I'm in the final days of designing my font! :D

One of the things I wanted my script font to have is clean looking contractions (you're, we'll, must've, etc.). From the script fonts I've seen, it's not really a common practice, but I wanted to try anyway. I got it to work in Font Creator, and it shows up perfectly in the preview windows on my PC and also as a webfont, but it doesn't work in Adobe Photoshop and Word. Is this an issue with Adobe and Microsoft, or is something not quite right with my coding? I'd really love for this feature to work out! I think it would be a be happy to send my font to a moderator if it helps to see what I've got coded.
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Re: Script Font - Using the Apostrophe

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:07 am
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Probably your font uses an OpenType feature that is not supported by Word and PhotoShop, or that is not enabled by default. The WOFF test page will tell you which features need to be enabled for the apostrophe to work as designed.

Can you get it to work in LibreOffice?

Re: Script Font - Using the Apostrophe

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:26 am
by shannynpalmer
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:07 am
Probably your font uses an OpenType feature that is not supported by Word and PhotoShop, or that is not enabled by default. The WOFF test page will tell you which features need to be enabled for the apostrophe to work as designed.

Can you get it to work in LibreOffice?
Thanks for replying! I searched for solutions a bit longer, and I found out how to solve the issue. I just had to manually turn off the "smart quotes" and "smart quotations" in Word and PhotoShop. Now, my font works like a charm, and I'm very excited!

Thanks, again! :)
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Re: Script Font - Using the Apostrophe

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:02 am
by Bhikkhu Pesala
If you include right single quote in a class together with apostrophe, and use that class in your glyph substitutions instead of the apostrophe, your font might be made to work with or without smart quotes enabled.
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