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Ligatures not working in After Effects

New Here ,
Mar 22, 2023 Mar 22, 2023

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Hi,

 

I'm trying to use text with ligatures in After Effects, but it doesn't work. I have checked the box that says "Ligatures" in the Character Panel. I'm using the font FFF Acid Grotesk, that shows ligatures when used in Photoshop and other software. Copying + pasting the glyph from Photoshop into AE does not work.

 

Any ideas?

 

AE version 23.0 (Build 59)

macOS Ventura 13.2.1

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New Here ,
May 12, 2023 May 12, 2023

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Same here with Georgia. The ligatures are not showing even though I have the option enabled.
I solved this by pasting it from Windows Character Map. Go Bill Gates! 
Win 10 Pro
AE 23.4.0 (Build 53)

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May 14, 2023 May 14, 2023

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What happens if... (and I'm guessing here as I don't have that font) you switch from Metrics to Optical,does that improve the situation?

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New Here ,
May 15, 2023 May 15, 2023

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No, nothing changes. I just discovered that some ligatures work, but not all.
In the attached images, red is Photoshop and black is After Effects.

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Sep 11, 2023 Sep 11, 2023

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Hello, same here...some (standard?) ligatures work, others (discretionary) won't  😞 while Illustrator/Photoshop/InDesign have even dedicated panels, it's lacking in After Effects, despite having a checkbox in the type panel, saying "ligatures"...

 

The only workaround i know seems to be "moving" these ligatures within the font file itself (with a font editor) and of course using outlines, but that's a real pain in the ***. Hope there's someone at Adobe listening/reading...

AE 23.6.0 , btw

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