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The font I'm using is having an alternative period at the end of the paragraph (three dots vs two dots on the image below; the substitution is defined in opentype feature, three dots period is an .alt glyph). While all standard punctuation is hung without issues, the alternative variations are not recognised. I cannot copy-paste it into glyph section of optical alignment of Character Panel, and I cannot insert it there from glyph viewer either. Is there any workaround?


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I think we are supposed to be able to type any character in the optical alignment box, but it just does not accept other than standard characters... The same problem seems to be in QuarkXPress (2018), when trying to enter this punctuation character in the list of trailing hanging punctuation characters.

Only InDesign does this right, it probably reads correctly this as a punctuation character period.alt based on classification.

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Hi Evgenii,

If possible could you provide the font in question and a copy of your document so I can look into this further for you.



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