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I'm trying to switch between the ligatures options mentioned in the video tutorial Open Type Typography, by going to Text -> Ligatures -> Use All or -> Use None, and there doesn't seem to be any difference between the two.


I have tried about 10 different fonts including Snell Roundhand, Zapfino, Gabriola and Footlight MT Light. No difference in appearance whether Use All or Use None selected


Also I have tried doing it by opening the Typography options box but the Ligatures section isn't even there.


Please see attached screenshots. What am I doing wrong?







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Your sample text doesn't include any character sequences where ligatures could be applied. The 'Use Default' option will give you standard ligatures such as 'fl', and the 'Use All' option will additionally give you discretionary ligatures such as 'ct' (if they exist in your chosen font).


The attached file is an animated GIF. Click on the thumbnail to view the animation.


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