OT: error on compiling (FL5)

When I finished the code and click ‘compile’ I get an error message which I don’t understand. Compiling failes.
What could cause that? The code is rather simple, b.t.w.

(I did check all the code lines twice, nothing suspect so far. Compiling with other fonts works properly).


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  • Mark SimonsonMark Simonson Posts: 1,334
    edited June 26
    This is usually due to a missing or extra character in the feature code, or possibly a non-ascii character, like a smart quote.
  • Chris LozosChris Lozos Posts: 1,364
    syntax error?

  • Hhm.
    Checked it again and again. All semicolons in place. No strange characters, no quotes. Syntax is OK.
    ?
    strange
  • Chris LozosChris Lozos Posts: 1,364
    Looks like it is looking at a close paren sign? Perhaps you substituted ) for } ?

  • Simon CozensSimon Cozens Posts: 522
    Show the code - what's the contents of the file mentioned in the error?
  • Show the code - what's the contents of the file mentioned in the error?
    this is one of the things I don’t understand: in the folder [Features] – see path info in the error message –, there is just no file.
    Checked the code against ( and ) again … nothing.

    If someone wants to look into it, see file attached.


  • John HudsonJohn Hudson Posts: 2,128
    Maybe its the leprechauns objecting to your use of GSUB to switch between Irish orthographies?  :D
  • Maybe its the leprechauns objecting to your use of GSUB to switch between Irish orthographies? 
    I hope not. I have applied this Irish special service to other fonts before and it works.
    I’m feeling foolish about it … damn.
  • Erwin DenissenErwin Denissen Posts: 234

    If someone wants to look into it, see file attached.

    Nothing wrong with the file contents. Just a wild guess: maybe you should rename the font project file name; only including ASCII characters.

    If that does not help, try to further minimize the feature code by divide and conquer.
  • I've had mysterious issues like this before. Resetting the opentype code and copying the features back in sometimes fixes it.
  • Also, double check that you don't have an illegal character in one of your kerning classes. That won't show up in the opentype panel but will still prevent compilation.
  • thank you, colleagues, I’ll try what you suggest and get back reporting, soon.
  • Too silly.
    There was a  in the name of a kerning class. I wasn’t aware that this is toxic, but that was it.
    André, you made my day  :)
  • Maybe its the leprechauns objecting to your use of GSUB to switch between Irish orthographies?  :D
    I’ve asked them, they find it pretty smart!

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  • Glad you managed to sort it out!

    For the record, though, I should note that Leprechauns are not normally considered to be reliable witnesses. They tend to be rather capricious in their expressed opinions.
  • … They tend to be rather capricious in their expressed opinions.

    … so am I !  :#
  • Mike DugganMike Duggan Posts: 203
    Leprechauns? 🙄, about time to move on from that old stereotype chestnut…. 😏
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