I have created a font that supports Latin, Greek & Cyrillic. All letters of the font come in 4 stylistic sets (.ss01, .ss02, etc.). When using the font in Illustrator (CC2017) its “view alternative glyphs” feature seems to work only for capital letters.
Something that may be of importance: The font is a capitals-only font. When I finished with everything else, I wanted to make sure that the font works when someone types in lowercase letters. To do that I followed an advice I found in the forum which suggested using the “Add Glyphs” command and duplicate all letters by using this kind of code: A=a, B=b, etc.
I tried it and it didn’t work I’m afraid (plus I got another problem but I will have to start a new topic I suppose). Any more ideas? Maybe it has to do that I still use the older version of Glyphs and not Glyphs2?
No, this is exactly what I meant. Plus, as I understand, you didn’t come across the other problem (described it in my email). The only thing I can think of in this case is that it has something to do with my version of Glyphs (I’m still using 1.4.5). It could also be my adobe software I guess but I doubt it.
Well I still don’t know what is wrong, but I’m happy to report that I don’t have to deal with this problem anymore.
I was using Glyphs 1.4.5, just hadn’t bothered to update until now. Downloaded Glyphs 2, opened my file, exported, placed font in Suitcase, and now Illustrator’s “view alternative glyphs” feature works just fine!
Looks like all I need to do now is register the new version to make sure that nothing like this happens again in the future.
Georg & Rainer thank you for all your efforts. Having someone you can rely on is wonderful, especially for newbie font designers like me. The money I spent on Glyphs two years ago were indeed money well spent!