Opentype Export Problems

natenine's picture

Hi guys!
After a lot of months working on a typeface I tried to export it. There are however some opentype features that doesn't work well in some software.

Illustrator CS3 and InDesign CS3:
- Missing kern pairs
- small caps not working (small caps do work in InDesign CS3)
- superscript letters (this I don't know if I programed correctly. I've made for instance “a.sups”)

If anyone could help me that would be great.
Thanks!

oldnick's picture

Not enough information: "export it" from what? As what? OTF? TTF?

natenine's picture

Yes, export as opentype font (OTF).

natenine's picture

The superscript letters are now working in illustrator but not in in design.
The kerning though is missing some pair in both illustrator and in Design but in the text editor they appear just fine.
Can't really get the reason of this problem?
Has anyone had anything similar?
Thanks again

Theunis de Jong's picture

InDesign is sensitive to the language you assigned to your features. Perhaps the fault lies in there.

natenine's picture


The language is all set to default. Is this a problem?
But what really freaks me out is the fact that some kernings work and others don't (see image). How is this possible?
Thanks

dezcom's picture

Are you using class kerning? Are all the offending glyphs in their proper class? Is the left or right kerning check set properly? Have you updated kerning from Kerning Assistance menu?

From your picture, I can see that kerning n the left side of W and V is not working but it s on the right side. Check tat check box on the V/W kerning class.

natenine's picture

Ok I've overcome the kerning problem. It seems I had too much kern pairs in one single subtable, I divided it along other subtable and its now ok.

But Small Caps still doesn't work in Illustrator, It's just scaling down the Caps...
Any ideas?

Thanks!

natenine's picture

Small Caps was a Language problem!
Thank you so much Theunis!

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