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Ligatures don't work in Photoshop, while they work in Premiere Pro

Community Beginner ,
May 23, 2024 May 23, 2024

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Hi everyone,

 

The Support doesn't know what they're doing so I'm asking actual users who know how the app works 🙂

 

I'm using a font in Photoshop, open type, and it needs to use ligatures to be readable.

While it works perfectly in Premiere Pro, the OpenType features are grayed out in Photoshop.

 

Did you already experience this issue, and how did you solve it?

 

Thanks in advance,

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LEGEND ,
May 23, 2024 May 23, 2024

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Are you using an OpenType or TrueType font? The ligature buttons only work with OpenType fonts that have ligatures. For example (I'm on a Mac) if I pick one of Apple's built-in TrueType fonts, I can't enable ligatures.

You may have font substitution or something similar going on.

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Community Beginner ,
May 24, 2024 May 24, 2024

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Thanks for your time.

 

This is OpenType, and this font has ligatures. It's a In House font for an alien language we are developing, the Xi'an.

The ligatures work with Premiere Pro or widn Microsoft Word, but not with Photoshop, which is strange.

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LEGEND ,
May 24, 2024 May 24, 2024

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Adobe has been developing a unified text engine, I don't know if Premiere Pro uses it yet. Do the ligatures work in Illustrator?

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Community Beginner ,
May 30, 2024 May 30, 2024

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Yes, it works perfectly on Illustrator.

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New Here ,
May 24, 2024 May 24, 2024

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This seems to be a known issue with Photoshop not fully supporting OpenType features like ligatures. One workaround is to create the text layers in a program like Illustrator that properly utilizes the font features, then import those layers into Photoshop. Alternatively, you could try a font manager utility to enable the OpenType features within Photoshop itself.

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May 26, 2024 May 26, 2024

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Wrong link? 😛

 

Thanks for the workaround! It works well like this 🙂

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