OT features

Bizarre problem with FontLab OT features panel


On a Mac running 10.6.8 and FontLab Studio 5.0.2, after a system restart yesterday began to see very bizarre behavior in the OT features panel. It's hard to describe, but the OT panel seems to be inserting extra spaces into all the text in the OT panel, so that nothing compiles correctly, and clicking on any of the text or typing causes more extra space to appear to the left of the cursor. In other words it's impossible to format correctly, because any action I take just creates more bizarre spacing. I cannot edit, add, or compile OT features.

I went and upgraded to the newest version of FontLab, 5.1.1, and the problem stays the same. Don't know if the problem is with FontLab or the computer itself, but the keyboard and trackpad seem to be behaving normally in all other applications.

Drag and drop Web-font testing page (Including OT features)


The Font Testing Page is a tool primarily intended for type designers and independent foundries. It can also be used by art directors, graphic designers, teachers and students interested in seeing how a typeface works on the web.

There is a short video at:

Operation is simple:
- First, you must accept the request from the browser.
- Then drag the font you want to try to the upper area of the Testing Page.

Below you will find 8 buttons: Headlines, Text, Lowercase Only, Adhesion Only, Caps, All Caps, Layout and Kern.
- Headlines: Displays examples: 72, 60, 48, 36 and 30 to 12.
- Text: Displays text blocks, from 20 to 10.
- Lowercase only: Displays examples of 72, 60, 48, 36, 30, 24, 18 and 16 to 10.

Bad OT feature behaviour in Quark 7 & 8


A client of mine is reporting some strange behaviour of the OT features of a font in Quark XPress 7 and 8. In some documents the features are accessible, in others they are not. The OT features of this font work properly in Adobe InDesign.
Is this a Quark issue? If so, what is the best work-around to avoid this behaviour? It also seems that the features work in the same document the other day when they were not working the day before. ?
Any advice greatly appreciated.