[NTG-context] If a Font Has Ligature Glyphs But No Feature?

Hans Hagen j.hagen at freedom.nl
Wed Jul 20 10:19:18 CEST 2022


On 7/20/2022 6:31 AM, Michael Urban via ntg-context wrote:
> I downloaded something that purports to be Century Expanded from fontsgeek.com.   Although the font has fi and fl ligature glyphs, it does not have a ligature font feature and ConTeXt does not use those glyphs.
> 
> Aside from purchasing a real font product from Linotype at enormous expense and hoping it is better equipped, is there a way to coerce ConTeXt into using the ligature glyphs for fi and fl?
you can define your own ligature feature (examples in test suite and 
elsewhere) but personally i'd not spend money on a font that is half 
done (some t1 font converted to ot?); or maybe it does have a feature 
but it's script / language dependent

Hans

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