How to disable ligatures in fonts?

MFlynny86 wrote on 11/23/2022, 7:24 PM

Hi, I'm making a video and I'm using the font Raleway Semibold for the text, but it annoyingly automatically coverts a double f into a ligature which I would like to change, I like the font a lot but I think the ligatures look bad and would like to disable them.

I looked up how to do it and got this from Vegas' website, 'Ligatures are contained within the font file and can be enabled by clicking the "Ligatures" button in the text tool info bar.'

I'm not quite sure what it's referring to by the 'text tool info bar', but it seems like that's the way, if it's the way to enable ligatures, it should also serve to disable them, so please could someone point me in the right direction to disable them.

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MFlynny86 wrote on 11/29/2022, 6:54 PM

Bump

EricLNZ wrote on 11/29/2022, 8:16 PM

I wonder if it's referring to something in Windows Fonts folder? Can you please give us a link to the Vegas website you refer to.

EricLNZ wrote on 11/30/2022, 4:20 AM

Thanks, that's interesting.

Doesn't mean much to me. Who are our font experts? @Grazie?

Dexcon wrote on 11/30/2022, 4:44 AM

I found the following in the Help (?) link to ProType Titler (now in Deprecated Features):

OpenType controls

If you're using an OpenType font, you can use the controls on the OpenType tab to adjust settings for the font.

Adjusting these settings has no effect when using non-OpenType fonts.

For more information about OpenType fonts, please refer to OpenType Font Features on the MSDN site.

For a sample OpenType font pack, please click here.

The links given in the last 2 sentences are dead (error 404).

The link referred to by the OP states:

Lots of modern OpenType fonts include typographic ligatures which combine specific letter combinations into a single glyph (e.g. "ae" or "oe").

Ligatures are used to make text easier to read and for stylistic effect.

Ligatures are contained within the font file and can be enabled by clicking the "Ligatures" button in the text tool info bar.

Ligatures are split into multiple categories which define how and when the ligatures are created. You can select which categories you want to apply to a specific area of text.

Select a string of characters with the text tool and then click the "Ligatures" button in the extended info bar to open the ligature options.

But Raleway SemiBold is a TrueType font, not an OpenType font.

There does seem to be a difference between those two font standards according to https://askanydifference.com/difference-between-opentype-and-truetype/#:~:text=Opentype%20vs%20Truetype%20The%20main%20difference%20between%20Opentype,based%20on%20other%20pre-existing%20products%20on%20the%20market.

... but that is only one source and other sources may well suggest otherwise.

I should add that I earlier today installed Raleway SemiBold ttf to one of my computers but it did not activate "Ligatures" button in the text tool info bar.

If the OP has a link to an OpenType font version of Raleway, it would be great if that link could be uploaded to this post - all I've found are ttf versions of Raleway.

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Grazie wrote on 11/30/2022, 6:02 AM

Thanks, that's interesting.

Doesn't mean much to me. Who are our font experts? @Grazie?

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MFlynny86 wrote on 11/30/2022, 2:59 PM

Ok so I found what I believe to be an opentype version of the font - https://www.freefontspro.com/otf/14136/raleway.font

Dexcon wrote on 11/30/2022, 6:20 PM

@MFlynny86  ... thank you for posting the otf link for Raleway.

Afdter some experimentation, it seems that the Vegas information about ligatures refers only to titling in Vegas Pro using ProType Titler, an early titler that for some years has been hidden in Vegas Pro but can be activated via the Deprecated Features tab under Options/Preferences.

When using an otf font in ProType Titler, an OpenType tab appears replacing the Layout tab. Under the OpenType tab are Ligature options and it is the last checkbox - Standard - that when checked causes the ligature for 2 consecutive 'f's. Unchecking 'Standard' releases the ligature and the 2 x f's become 'ff'.

I couldn't find any change in Vegas Pro's 'Titles & Text' titler for otf fonts.

If you are using ProType Titler for your titling, then unchecking the 'Standard' checkbox in the OpenType tab certainly seems to disable ligatures.

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MFlynny86 wrote on 11/30/2022, 8:26 PM

Thank you so much, that worked

Yelandkeil wrote on 12/1/2022, 1:24 AM

Most fonts don't possess ligature and those who have, have different ones.

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