Bressay font turns "s" into "f"

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Feb 18, 2021 Feb 18, 2021

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I needed a different body text font for a document that had already been created in InDesign. When I changed my paragraph style to Bressay, a font available through Adobe, I noticed that several "s" characters in my document had been changed to "f" as though it was Old English. Even typing an "s" gave me an "f". The doc was previously set in Minion - I'm guessing it was a glyph problem? Any ideas for a fix?

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New Here , Mar 21, 2022 Mar 21, 2022

The 'f' that you're referring to, actually, is the 'Long s' (ſ), a letter used in Old English. Minion Pro uses OpenType's 'Historial Forms' to change the 's' into long s, and the 'long s' letter in this picture looks like a 'f'. I'm sure that the same thing also happens to the Bressay typeface that you're using

Here is a picture:

ducphu_0-1647922551173.png

English Wikipedia article for 'long s':

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_s

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Community Expert , Apr 09, 2022 Apr 09, 2022

You seem to have an OpenType Stylistic Set assigned to your text. Toggle it off:

 

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May 02, 2021 May 02, 2021

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Can you show a screen shot of both typefaces?

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The 'f' that you're referring to, actually, is the 'Long s' (ſ), a letter used in Old English. Minion Pro uses OpenType's 'Historial Forms' to change the 's' into long s, and the 'long s' letter in this picture looks like a 'f'. I'm sure that the same thing also happens to the Bressay typeface that you're using

Here is a picture:

ducphu_0-1647922551173.png

English Wikipedia article for 'long s':

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_s

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You seem to have an OpenType Stylistic Set assigned to your text. Toggle it off:

 

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Thanks. Now I know everything.

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