Diacritics in Arabic and Kerning


#1

Hello!

Somehow the kerning does not work in waw when we add a fatha.
On top the correct kerning and on the bottom the kerning does not apply.

Any ideas what is causing it?


#2

The Kerning would need to have an IgnoreMarks flag. Which app version are you using, and how did you implement Kerning?


#3

I am using the version 2.4 of Glyphs.

I applied as well as I would do in the latin but from right to left.


#4

Can you try the latest version (that is 2.4.4)?


#5

And make sure your Edit View is in RTL mode.


#6

I tried with the new version but I still have the same problem! any suggestion?


#7

Where are you testing the kerning?


#8

Indesign!


#9

I wonder whether Glyphs is compiling the mark feature with any language tags? Even until recently (v 1114) I found that the mark feature would not activate if text was tagged as Burmese, implying there’s still some iffy behaviour with script/language tags. EDIT I mean that could also apply to the kern feature, which is auto-generated like the mark feature, and the script tags are not easily accessible for auto-generated features.