Alternative glyphs not working

New Here ,
Jan 04, 2021 Jan 04, 2021

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I recently activated the font, "Orpheus", in Adobe Fonts (Adobe CC). My problem is this: Although all the alternative styles/swashes are showing in the Glyphs Panel, it is not changing my text when I click it. Is anyone familiar with this problem and knows how to solve it? I appreciate your help, thanks!

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Jan 04, 2021 Jan 04, 2021

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I just activated that font and it seems to work here with Orpheus Pro. Do you have the text selected (not just the layer) and are you double clicking in the glyphs panel to add the alternative character?

Dave

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Jan 09, 2021 Jan 09, 2021

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Hi Dave,

Thank you for the reply. Yes, I am double clicking in the glyphs after selecting the letter but nothing happens. I even tried inserting the letter but it's the same. I have attached a screenshot.. As you can see, all the letters in the box after "Glyphs" are the styles I already chose but the letter "R" retains the standard version. And this is despite the fact that many styles are availble in the Glyph Box.

Orpheus Glyph.PNG

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Jan 09, 2021 Jan 09, 2021

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"the alternative styles/swashes are showing"

 

Change the type style to Italics and you will be able to use Swashes on Caps and Small Caps. You can look in Type > OpenType to see what is available for any specific typeface and style. If it's grayed out, the designer has not included it.

 

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If there is an alternate glyph then you will see a bar under the letter and can use that instead of the Glyphs panel if it's easier.

 

Jane

 

 

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Jun 18, 2021 Jun 18, 2021

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I am having the same problem with Orpheus Pro! And it has nothing to do with being in italics etc. For this font, in regular, many, many glyphs are supposed to be available, and they are showing in the glyphs panel, but they don't appear when you double click. They also don't appear as options under the letter, though they should. The only ones that do insert on double click are the tied together two letter variations. I am familiar with this font, and as advertised, there are supposed to be many alternates for single capital letters. But they aren't working here at all. I'm wondering if Adobe's font is messed up and I need to go buy the original from Canada Type. 

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Jun 18, 2021 Jun 18, 2021

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I've just answered my own questions. They glyphys as described by me and the OP are only available on the Condensed version of the font which Adobe does not supply. You have to purchase that at Canadatype.com 

The description of the font on Adobe fonts is very misleading!! You do not get a lot of the glyphs they show.

 

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Jun 18, 2021 Jun 18, 2021

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The description of the font on Adobe fonts is very misleading!!

By @heathersenter

 

Hi Heather,

 

What does the description on Adobe Fonts say?

 

Many foundries work with Adobe and provide typefaces through Adobe Fonts. New ones join in and occasionally one will drop out. This is a total guess, but I just looked at the website for Canada Fonts and am guessing it was their choice as to what to make availble on Adobe Fonts for free.

 

Specific glyphs are only available if the designer chooses to create them for that typeface and style.

 

Here is the contact info for Canada Type. They can probably give you the best answer.

 

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You could also try asking the Adobe Fonts forum to see if they can provide any information:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/adobe-fonts/bd-p/fonts

 

~ Jane

Forum Volunteer

 

 

 

 

 

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New Here ,
Jun 19, 2021 Jun 19, 2021

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Because I bought directly from them in the hopes that it would fixed things, I've actually talked to the owner of Canadatype and he kindly sent me the condensed version which gives access to more of the glyphs. However, he said that one of the recent updates of Photoshop has made it so that some of the glyphs simply don't work anymore. They work in all other Adobe products however. Canadatype is working on a solution and will update the font with it when they can.

 

So to the OP, no, you aren't going crazy lol! There really is something wrong at this time. Hopefully it will be fixed soon.

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Jun 19, 2021 Jun 19, 2021

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Heather, this is great information, and thank you for sharing it. It's also nice to know the owner of Canada Type is so responsive and that a fix is on the way. 😊

 

~ Jane

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Jun 19, 2021 Jun 19, 2021

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Hey there, please see my last post. I've talked to the owner of Canadatype and they are aware of the problem since a recent Photoshop update and are working on a fix. The font works fine in other Adobe products however.

 

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