Font Ligature & Contextual Alternate Issues

Chip Whitley's picture

I am completely new to Font Creation/Editing. I don't have any training or education except for trial and error.

I purchased a Handwriting Style Font complete with Ligatures and Contextual Alternates, and the product works just fine. However I was not happy with some of the Characters of the Font, and also the lack of Vowels with Diacritics. So I wanted to modify some Characters and add Characters.

I started out using FontLab Studio and I was seemingly successful in Editing everything I wanted but the program wouldn't generate the Font in OTF complete with errors, I couldn't find solutions to those issues so I decided to start from scratch with Fontographer and I made a few Edits and tested it by attempting to generate the Font and it seemed to work, no errors, Font was created, however, when I attempt to use the font, the Ligatures and Contextual Alternates don't work. I have those settings activated and they work perfectly with the Original Font that I purchased.

I started from scratch again, but before I actually made any changes to the Font I again generated the Font through Fontographer as a base line and the Font generated by Fontographer still does not work correctly.

Am I missing something? Are there settings or features I need to activate in Fontographer for it to make the Font compatible with Ligatures etc.?

Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Nick Shinn's picture

This post belongs in the Build forum.

Chip Whitley's picture

How do I go about moving it?

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