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Faulty results in Word and others

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:45 pm
by Karin1610
Hi everyone!
I'm having a very strange problem.
I'm making a cursive school font. It has many versions of each letter, depending on what comes before and after, so it really turns out the way we teach the letters to the kids.
I've set up lots of Chained context substitution rules and in the Font Creator preview everything shows up correctly, like this.
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However, in other programs (I tried it in Word and Corel Draw) the output looks like that:
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It calls up the wrong "o", one that is actually called by a rule that comes a little further down.
But not the rule itself seems to be faulty. It's got something to do with the classes. Here's the really weird thing: If I go ahead and add a random glyph to the class that I used for my "Input" (for instance a "1"), it suddenly works. Not all glyphs will help though and I haven't found out which do or don't or why. I don't want to fix this problem like that anyway. I don't want to put a glyph in a class that doesn't belong there.
Any ideas on what might be going on here?
Thanks in advance!

Re: Faulty results in Word and others

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:58 pm
by Erwin Denissen
Do send the project file to us by email, so we can look into this. I will send you a PM with instructions.

Re: Faulty results in Word and others

Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:44 am
by Karin1610
Thank you, but I have changed things around and got it to work by now. What did the trick was putting the affected rules in a separate subtable. It's funny, the rules are still in the same position as they were before, only in an extra subtable. I don't really understand why, but it works.

Re: Faulty results in Word and others

Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:53 am
by Erwin Denissen
Sounds indeed strange. If it is a bug in FontCreator we would love to have the chance to fix it. So if you still have a copy of your font project with the issue, do send it.

Re: Faulty results in Word and others

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:34 pm
by Karin1610
Unfortunately I don't. But I'll try to recreate it when I get the chance.

Re: Faulty results in Word and others

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:37 pm
by Karin1610
Okay, I got it. What email address do I send it to?

Re: Faulty results in Word and others

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:41 pm
by Erwin Denissen
I have received the font project, but it works just fine in both Word and Firefox.

Re: Faulty results in Word and others

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:58 pm
by Karin1610
Now that makes the whole thing even stranger. I'm not making this up. I have tried it out a lot of times.

Edit: I just tried it on my laptop too where I have Office 365 whereas on my PC I have Office 2016. Same result.
Then I tried to actually install the font rather than testing it via the F5 function. Same result.
And now I also tried it in LibreOffice and there it also doesn't work.