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I'm typesetting a personal project and was pretty intent on using starling - https://store.typenetwork.com/fo… - and as I'm setting it, i see that strangely the fl ligature looks very much like an fi ligature. there IS an fl ligature that i can insert / replace via the glyphs menu, although it looks rather awkward. examples:
So I'll deal with the problem on my own, but has anyone else encountered this before? I don't know if it's part of how the type was compiled, an indesign thing, or if that is the intentional ligature for fl and it's a style thing.
Not sure what platform you're on, but view it in either a font-viewer or editor and see what the ligatures look like au naturelle?
Any time these days I want a font to do something it wasn't supposed to I open up FontForge and start fucking with it in there.
Obviously that's not a great solution if the font needs to be used by more people than just yourself (licensing, etc)
did you check out the opentype options for ligatures?
That first one is fi, surely. Looks like an error if that’s the default replacement for fl.
If you do actually feel there is an issue with the typeface contact the foundry. They do make mistakes.
I once contacted a larger foundry I am not naming, and admitted the error and quickly fixed it and sent us the fixed OTF files.