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Script to change font only changes first character?

Explorer ,
Jan 12, 2020 Jan 12, 2020

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Hello, I have a simple script in which the font of a text layer is changed. Certain fonts, however, I have noticed change only the texts first character. So, for example: Test becomes Test, instead of Test

Any idea why this might happen, and a way around it? Thanks!

 

doc.activeLayer.textItem.font = "[Text Postscript Name Here]";

 

 

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Guide , Jan 14, 2020 Jan 14, 2020

Now problem is that capitalization = TextCase.ALLCAPS does not really change the case of letters - it changes only the style of their display (essentially it an effect that draws over the text, like any other function from the characters palette 2020-01-15_12-07-12.png). TextItem.contents string does not change.
To really change case of letters, you need to change the case in textItem.contents using .toUpperCase

 

activeDocument.activeLayer.textItem.contents = activeDocument.activeLayer.textItem.contents.toUpperCase()
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Jan 12, 2020 Jan 12, 2020

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Are you sure? try this one.  Was the "Test" in the text layer all the same font to begin with?

 

if (activeDocument.activeLayer.kind==LayerKind.TEXT) { activeDocument.activeLayer.textItem.font = "Tahoma"; }

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Even when font are mixed all fonts seem to change I'm on a Windows 10 PC

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Explorer ,
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JJMack,

Font is the same for the entire layer. The same script works correctly with "Tahoma" font (and most others) and changes the entire text.

The issue seems to be with a few fonts downloaded online. 

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You should then identify which fonts and where you got them from and which which OS version and Photoshop version you are using..

 

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Jan 13, 2020 Jan 13, 2020

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One such font that fails is "GoodMorning" from DaFont.com (https://www.dafont.com/good-morning-2.font)

I am on Windows 10, 64bit and Photoshop CC 21.0.2

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The problem is with the font - it contains glyphs only for CAPITAL letters.

Convert textItem contents string toUpperCase()  before changing font in that case.

 

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Whoops, sorry I forgot to mention that I did this as well.

I'm aware the font features only uppercase letters so included the below line of code as well, but still only the first character is changed. 

 

doc.activeLayer.textItem.capitalization = TextCase.ALLCAPS;
doc.activeLayer.textItem.font = "GoodMorning";

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Guide ,
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Now problem is that capitalization = TextCase.ALLCAPS does not really change the case of letters - it changes only the style of their display (essentially it an effect that draws over the text, like any other function from the characters palette 2020-01-15_12-07-12.png). TextItem.contents string does not change.
To really change case of letters, you need to change the case in textItem.contents using .toUpperCase

 

activeDocument.activeLayer.textItem.contents = activeDocument.activeLayer.textItem.contents.toUpperCase()
activeDocument.activeLayer.textItem.font = "GoodMorning"

 

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activeDocument.activeLayer.textItem.capitalization = TextCase.ALLCAPS
activeDocument.activeLayer.textItem.font = "GoodMorning"

 

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activeDocument.activeLayer.textItem.capitalization = TextCase.ALLCAPS
activeDocument.activeLayer.textItem.font = "GoodMorning"
alert (activeDocument.activeLayer.textItem.contents)

 

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Jun 13, 2023 Jun 13, 2023

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Hello I want to NOT really change the case, just the style as you mention, which will be the code to do that to the active layer ? I am looking for the other method, thank you.

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I managed to resolve sorry for botther you, thank you

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