Hi! I am new to Glyphs, I made a font which has accents, when I am typing them in GlyphsApp they work just fine, when I export OTF the character Â works fine but the Ã doesn´t. What happens is when I press tilde it changes for another font installed in the system.
I am producing ALL CAPS only for now.
I checked if this was cache problems but it isn´t I am using only in the fonts folder from Adobe. (I did the process from the tutorial).
PS: I searched the forum too, but maybe I don´t know the exact keyword for this problem.
You need to have a tilde and tildecomb in your font. The first is there for when you type the tilde and then the letter (it shows in a yellow box). The tildecomb is typed after the letter and is positioned with anchors.
So I guess the problem is that the character is not linked with Unicode value. I followed the tutorial and it worked for the Aacute and Eacute (the character such as acute appears inside the yellow box before typing the A or E generating “Á” and “É” for example. I thought that the same process would work for the tilde, but it doesn’t. I tested going into preferences in photoshop/illustrator and unchecking in the Type section the “Enable Missing Glyph Protection”, this worked just fine for creating “Ã”. But this shouldn´t be necessary for a the font buyer for example.
So my problem is that the correct method for Acute and Eacute is not working with the Tilde + A. Am my still missing something from the tutorial? I am kinda lost.
Thanks again for your help and patience.
Edit: I don´t think that this have anything to do with the problem, I am using a keyboard for brazilian portuguese (ABNT2).
I’m having a similar issue with lenited consonants. I’m exporting to the Adobe fonts folder. The font works fine until I type a lenited consonant (alt-w). It appears, but in Myriad. I can select it and change it back to my font which then works fine. As far as I can tell, the glyphs are named correctly (bdotaccent, cdotaccent etc.) and the fact that They work when I select and change them suggest that the naming is correct.
I’m using the Irish extended keyboard. Custom naming is not enabled.
Update: I had been doing my testing in Illustrator, using the Application Support > Adobe > Fonts. With this approach the font replacement problem arises.
I tried testing in InDesign using the app specific Fonts folder. The font didn’t appear initially, but using Type > Find Font activated it. The accents appear normally here, with no font replacement.
Perhaps the app specific fonts folder will work for you too, Komplicado.
Can I assume this is a issue with Illustrator rather than an an error I’ve made along the way?
Thanks again for the excellent support!
I usually have more luck with /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Fonts/ (the library on Macintosh HD). You need to make sure that your user has write permissions in that folder. If the Fonts folder is not there, just make one and restart Indesign (Photoshop).
OK, I got it. For the tilde and the circumflex, there are special characters called asciicircum and asciitilde. And macOS is trying to display those when you type your diacritics. If they are missing, apps like TextEdit will default to a fallback font.
Add those two glyphs to your font, re-export, and you’re fine.