I have been having issues with my text running together. The text in the picture should say "After a long day" but it is all running together as jibberish. I've tried changing the font, doing a preference reset, and enabling and adjusting the Asian text feature. I'm sure I have to be overlooking something simple but I cannot find a solution.
There may be other methods of control I'm not familiar with but see if this helps:
I do not have the tracking option. I looked up the keyboard shortcuts for Photoshop but those do not work either.
Thank you for the info I will research that. I was finally able to get it to cooperate by opening a previous document, typing my text, and dragging to the file I was working on.
Since it has previously worked for you, try resetting the preferences file. Go to Edit>Preferences>General tab and click the Reset Preferences on next launch button.