Hi all, I simply cannot figure this one out and am hoping somebody better at OpenType could help me.
I have a typeface with a lot of discretionary ligatures, as well as two stylistic sets with a few alternative letters.
Now I've drawn a set of ligatures from stylistic alternative letters, which I want to activate only when both the SS and discretionary ligatures are activated.
My initial attempt was to simply put these alt ligatures into the dlig code, like so:
sub A.alt L by A.alt_L;
sub A.alt U by A.alt_U;
I hoped that this would do the trick, but FontLab simply doesn't recognize it.
What do I do? Thanks a lot in advance!
I did not read this before post… ops!
Probably a good idea to ask about this on the FontLab forum.
I owe you a beer.
What I mean is, according to AGL naming, that glyph is not a ligature, but an alternate of A. The problem is basically that the period takes precedence over the underscore, instead of the other way around. So a name like “A_L.altA” would have the semantics you are looking for.
Only a problem if you are concerned about automated processes being applied to your glyph name further downstream. Perhaps not super likely, but possible.