Re: Faulty ligatures in Adobe PhotoShop

From: John Hudson (
Date: Tue Aug 26 2003 - 12:55:47 EDT

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    At 02:59 AM 8/26/2003, Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin wrote:

    >My copy of Photoshop 7 has an interesting image in its (HTML format)
    >help file, page <1_16_4_13.html> on "Using ligatures and old style
    >numerals". It shows three examples of «Type with Ligatures option
    >unselected and selected»: "ct", "fi" and "fh".
    >The bad part of it is that the ligated characters shown (in the sencond
    >and third examples) seem to include a long "s" instead of an "f"...
    ><ty_06.gif> attached for reference.

    Whoever made the image probably made a mistake; either that or the font
    used has faulty lookups. Photoshop 7 uses OpenType glyph substitution, so
    what you are seeing is not character mapping but glyph-space processing.

    John Hudson

    Tiro Typeworks
    Vancouver, BC

    You need a good operator to make type. If it were a
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    minutes before the DIYer burned his butt off.
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