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Ligature Problem with District Pro Font in German (ss -> ß)

Community Beginner ,
Oct 27, 2021 Oct 27, 2021

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Hi, I have a weird problem using District Pro in German: All instances of ss (double small s) are being replaced by ß (eszet). Only way to turn this off is to change the language, which of course turns off hyphenation, therefore not an option. This is definitely the wrong behaviour and does not happen with any other font. 

As far as I can see this is a bug and should be fixed. 

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 27, 2021 Oct 27, 2021

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Hello – It sounds like you have contextual alternates turned on, as described in this article:
https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/special-characters.html

 

In the OpenType panel, do any of the following:
  • Click the Standard Ligatures button to enable or disable ligatures for standard letter pairs (such as fi, fl, ff, ffi, and ffl).

  • Click the Discretionary Ligatures button to enable or disable optional ligatures (if available in the current font).

  • Click the Contextual Alternates button to enable or disable contextual alternates (if available in the current font).

 

Please check and let us know if that resolves the issue.

 

Best regards,

Molly

 

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Nov 04, 2021 Nov 04, 2021

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Molly, 

 

sorry, I should have stated that this is an InDesign Problem. I do not have an Open Typ Panel in Indesign, do I? Also this does not happen with any other font (not with the Type1 District Font we currently use), and it happens right after activating the Font from the Creative Suite. 

 

Thx

Vijay

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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Hi Vijay,

 

Thanks for the details. We would like to know if this is only happening with InDesign or other Adobe apps as well.

 

We will try our best to help.

 

Thanks,

Harshika

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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Information about contextual alternates in InDesign is on this page:

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/using-fonts.html

 

Let us know whether you see the issue in another program using that font.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 07, 2021 Nov 07, 2021

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Same thing in Illustrator. Toggled Contextual Alternatives, no change. Shouldn't this just work out of the box, like with any other font? What can I do to make you consider the possibility that this is a bug?

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 08, 2021 Nov 08, 2021

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Hi bietsch,

 

Thanks for reaching out. The team is definitely investigating on this issue.  You may try to fix this by following the below steps-

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  • Set the language to German.
  • Highlight the "ss" symbol that now shows up.
  • You should see an "O" symbol for OpenType when you hover over it.
  • Click the "O" and select "Small Caps" check box
  • Then, you can select each individual "s" and pick the one you need.

 

This is for sure not how things should work and the team is working on it. 

 

Let us know if this workaround suggested help you.

 

Thanks,

Harshika

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 09, 2021 Nov 09, 2021

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Well obviously for a periodical with 130 pages this is not feasible. I guess I'll have to keep using the Type1 Font that I still have. Thanks anyway.

Is it possible to get a notification when this is fixed?

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