How to do ligatures in Greek in features list

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Charles Ellertson's picture
Joined: 3 Nov 2004 - 11:00am
How to do ligatures in Greek in features list
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I’m making a font that has both the Latin characters and Greek characters (including Greek extended). The rho has a tail, so I need to make a ligature for a rho following a zeta, xi, and chi. Making the glyphs is not the problem.

No matter how I put these ligatures in the *liga* feature in FontLab, it won’t compile. Obviously, I’m doing something wrong — can anyone tell me the proper form?

Oh yes, what is the proper name for a swash small-cap R? R.scswash?

Thanks,

Charles

Chris Lozos's picture
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Joined: 25 Feb 2004 - 11:00am
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Charles,
Post the text of your liga feature so we can see what you did.

ChrisL

Charles Ellertson's picture
Joined: 3 Nov 2004 - 11:00am
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Actually, what I did was to forget the bloody semicolon at the end of the line. I put it in, & it now compiles (haven

John Hudson's picture
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You don’t need the slashes in this context:

sub uni03B6 uni03C1 by zeta_rho;

You only need the slashes when entering glyph names in preview text boxes, and then they should be / not .

The backslash is only used for actual Unicode values, e.g. \03B6, again in preview text boxes.

Try dropping the slashes from your feature code and see if it compiles.