Minion 3 – (re-)enable Th-ligature without using dlig?

New Here ,
Apr 29, 2019 Apr 29, 2019

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Hey there.

First off, I'm very happy about the rework around Minion which saved me from choosing another font for a book project containing glyphs not included in Minion Pro.

Unfortunately Minion 3 also moves the Th-ligature from the standard liga to discretionary dlig. I know this is controversial (no need to discuss if it's right or wrong, thanks) but I would love to keep the Th-ligature—but without all the swashes in dlig. Is there any way to activate it as an otf-feature on its own (stilistic sets? alternate character?)—without stetting it by hand each time?

As far as I can see there is neither any documentation nor specimen for Minion 3 available and minion.typekit.com doesn't mention and tutor all the technical features.

Thank you very much and best regards,

yad

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 27, 2021 Jan 27, 2021

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I am seeing this by coincidence, hopefully this late reply is useful.

The way to achieve this is via GREP styles.

 

  • create a new character style (called “dlig”, for instance), which does nothing but activating Discretionary Ligatures
  • create a new paragraph style, choose GREP style and pick the dlig character style. In “To Text:”, fill in Th

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  • apply the new paragraph style to your text – voilà, Th ligatures appear.

 

(of course, you can also add the GREP style to an existing paragraph style)

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