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Unable to turn off ligatures

Explorer ,
Sep 19, 2018

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Hi. I'm using Illustrator CC and I can't turn off ligatures - all options are grayed out. See screenshot beow.

Anyone else have this issue or a solution?

(Not sure if it's relevant but I can turn them off in InDesign without issue, only happens in illustrator). Thanks

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See above, that's the whole issue, I know how it "should" work - the option is grayed out. (See my screen captures above)

Likely because the font is TTF vs OT. But that still is confounding that the Open Type panel, even when grayed out, turns the kerning pairs on and off as if they were ligatures. The work around I found was choose an actual OT font, turn off ligatures, change back to Serifa TTF and it kept the ligature settings.

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Unable to turn off ligatures

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Hi. I'm using Illustrator CC and I can't turn off ligatures - all options are grayed out. See screenshot beow.

Anyone else have this issue or a solution?

(Not sure if it's relevant but I can turn them off in InDesign without issue, only happens in illustrator). Thanks

Screen Shot 2018-09-19 at 11.53.47 AM.png

See above, that's the whole issue, I know how it "should" work - the option is grayed out. (See my screen captures above)

Likely because the font is TTF vs OT. But that still is confounding that the Open Type panel, even when grayed out, turns the kerning pairs on and off as if they were ligatures. The work around I found was choose an actual OT font, turn off ligatures, change back to Serifa TTF and it kept the ligature settings.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Can you select this with the text-tool and then turn off the ligatures in the Open Type Panel?

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Sep 19, 2018

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I was not able to, BUT I just changed the font to Myriad, the ligatures options came back. I turned them off. Then switched back to Serifa and the ligatures stayed "off" but still grayed out. See screen shots. This doesn't make any sense to me...

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What kind of font is "Serifa"?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Then of course it won't have OpenType options.

Those fonts have ligatures otherwise embedded. Let me try to remember how that was ... Some had "professional" styles with ligatures and others had it implemented through specific glyphs you needed to type. Try and search the keyboard layout.

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That's interesting and makes sense.

However, I'm kind of confused that the ligatures appear based on the last used Open Type settings as I did with the Myriad font. Not sure how else to turn them on and off since they seem to be appearing as kerning pairs when I type them? (see first screen shot of "fi").

This "work around" I found seems really non-intuitive.

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You are using a PostScript font. These are so old, I'm astonished that Mac OS still supports it.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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I don't have the Serifa font, but the ligature setting should work the same on any OpenType font. Click the fi icon in the OpenType panel to turn ligatures on/off.

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See above, that's the whole issue, I know how it "should" work - the option is grayed out. (See my screen captures above)

Likely because the font is TTF vs OT. But that still is confounding that the Open Type panel, even when grayed out, turns the kerning pairs on and off as if they were ligatures. The work around I found was choose an actual OT font, turn off ligatures, change back to Serifa TTF and it kept the ligature settings.

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How do I turn ligatures off in Premiere?

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