As an old-school-trained typo (ie: pencils and character counting, definitely a dead art) I sometimes struggle with applications like Flash, which seem never intended to natively support what I consider to be basic typographic considerations such as ligatures.
Using my Mac, I can easily type Option-Shift-5 for an 'fi' lig and Option-Shift-6 for an 'fl', but what do I do when I want more ligatures?
I'm specifically after an 'ffi' lig, which I don't know the key combination for. But how would I determine the key combos for this, or for an 'ffl' - especially when I have an expert set available?
Is there an app or utility which would look at the font and tell me what key combo to use? I seem to remember something that did this under Mac System 7, 8 and 9 (showing my age now, lol), but can't find anything similar for OSX.
I'm not sure if this final bit of info is relevant or not, but it's an Open Type font I'm using - a well-crafted one too, so I'm sure the ligatures will be present.
Please help me find them!