# Re: [NTG-context] XeTeX, Adobe Garmond & dash, quotes, etc.

```Fontforge shows no ligatures for Adobe Garamond; however, it does show
ligatures for the Tallys fonts.  So that probably explains why there are no
ligatures.```
```
However, the font has a lot of kerning pairs, but I don't seem to be able turn
those on/off with the \definefontfeature directive as I could do in the Tallys
font.

And back to the original problem, en dash, em dash, quotes that work in other
fonts don't work here.  I can use \emdash, \endash, \quotesingle, etc., but
this creates more work when you get text from an author and is more prone to
error.

So is this a font problem?  Or is this something I'm doing wrong (and what)?

Thanks once again,
Bart

On Friday 21 November 2008 10:00:14 am Mojca Miklavec wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 5:47 PM, Bart C. Wise wrote:
> > I think the error I got was not having enough sleep :-) because I worked
> > on it this morning and it's working.  I'll tack on my current file below.
> >  The font features does not seem to make any difference.  However, I took
> > the same typescript and modified it for the Tallys font and I can turn
> > ligatures on/off, kerning on/off, etc.  But the same typescript for the
> > Adobe Garamond does not work, I'm perplexed and a bit frustrated.
>
> I'm not sure if we're talking about the same problem, but I remember
> that I had to try *all* different variants of Garamond when I needed
> fi ligature and only a single font had the proper weight and that
> ligature (I ended up using ITCGaramondStd-Lt and ITCGaramondStd-LtIta
> after wasting way too much time trying to figure out what was wrong).
>
> Did you check if the desired ligatures are available at all in the
> font you are using?
>
> Mojca
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