Sub all U/C for L/C

jake1's picture

Hi just wondering in FL5 how I can create a permanent substitution that makes all uppercase glyphs default to lowercase? This is because I have multiple subs for lowercase letters and they can't be easily accessed if the letters are uppercase,

I don't want to copy the lowercase glyphs to the uppercase character map as I'd have to do all the subs again.

Thanks for your help.

Christoph's picture

You should use composites in your lc slots and classes for the subs. Then it won't be too much effort.

Goran Soderstrom's picture

I think if you put this in calt it would work

sub A by a;
sub B by b;

Etc...

jake1's picture

Thanks for the feedback guys.

I'm just getting into OT features and haven't tackled classes yet, I might look into implementing this.

If I was to go the calt route, will that automatically work in AI/ID, or does it have to be 'enabled' through the OT palette?

Thanks again.

jake1's picture

The calt way requires activating it through OT in design programs. Would be just as easy to just always change all text to L/C. I'll maybe give the classes thing a go if I get time.

Goran Soderstrom's picture

Calt is by default "ON" in InDesign – that is why I mentioned it.

But if you dont need the uppercases you should really replace them as Christophe describes. That would be the real thing to do here :)

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