Please add an option to turn on or off ligatures into the various text edit controls. Currently:
The caption tool has ligatures turned on when importing a file and reportedly ligatures off if entering new text. No option to toggle.
The new title tools has ligatures turned on and no option to toggle.
The Legacy Title tool has ligatures turned off and no way option to toggle.
The use of ligatures or not as desired in a consistent way requires workarounds particularly when it comes to captions, diminishing the usability of the caption feature.
We have completely redesigned the captioning workflow in Premiere Pro version 15.0. You will see many dramatic workflow improvements. Please update to the latest version.
Learn all about the new captions workflow here: https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/user-guide.html/premiere-pro/using/working-with-captions.ug.html
Eric Wahlstrom commented
Perhaps I'm missing something on PP v22.3.0 Build 121 in OS X 11.4 but when I toggle off ligatures in the "Text Styling" prefs, nothing changes for me. Using font Karbon Medium, and can't change it as it's my client's brand font. Quit out of PP and back into it didn't help. AE has no issues removing ligatures but I'd rather not have to scrap the captions in PP for a more involved workaround / roundtrip with AE. Note "calificar" in the attached image. Any suggestions welcomed. Cheers.
Tom Jenkinson commented
Despite turning off ligatures in Preferences in the latest PP 2021 V15 update, there is still a ligature between the 'f' and the 'i' in difficult.
Any idea why?
This isn't present on the font when using legacy titles in previous versions.
(Annoying way I have to create subtitles for a number of clients.)
Andrew Thomson commented
Alex Elkins thank you very much for that info! I will follow your notes and report back as well.
karl benitez commented
Alex Elkins... YOU BEUATIFUL GENIUS! Thank you for finding this.
To expand on this, go to Edit > Preferences > Graphics.
Under Text Engine select "South Asian and Middle Eastern"
Under Text Styling, remove the checkmark next to "Ligatures"
Now this will be your default for all Essential Graphics text boxes going forward. I'm curious if changing the Text Engine from "European and East Asian" will weirdly affect something else with text in Essential Graphics, hopefully not...
I haven't poked around too much with the settings lately but this seems like a new thing that just became available via the Adobe CC updates. FYI, my current PrePro version is v14.0 (Build 52)
Geoff Fitzpatrick commented
Thanks Alex Elkins. I'll give that a try.
Chris Monaco commented
Alex Elkins, way to go! I just tried this and it works like a charm! Thank you!
Alex Elkins commented
I've just found the answer!
In the essential graphics panel, click the little spanner icon above where you choose your typeface. A window opens with a checkbox for ligatures. Weirdly it appears to have no effect if you have 'European and East Asian' selected as your text engine, but if you select 'South Asian and Middle Eastern' the ligatures checkbox works. I've tested this on a number of fonts that use ligatures in the word 'Office' and it seems to work well.
Jeff M commented
Ran into this on a video edit and was convinced I HAD to be able to edit this in the app. Nope. Totally ridiculous that this is an issue still. Please fix!
juan morales commented
Wow, this is sorely sorely needed...
Philipe Schmulian commented
Please, Adobe. Implement this!
R. Neil Haugen commented
This is so needed! Bluntly, text design and use is getting more and more sophisticated and detailed, and for brand identity & such this is an absolute requirement.
Randall Harp commented
Why are there not 1000 votes on this?? Being able to create titles in PP is worthless if you have to create titles in other applications in order prevent ligatures to maintain branding guidelines.
Matthew Talesfore commented
Come on Adobe why is this still an issue? Every other CC app has this control.
If its too much to ask then save ligatures for books and turn it off by default. Ligatures rarely look good on screen, if ever. Maybe make it a preference...
Geoff Fitzpatrick commented
Yes please. I've written corporate style guidelines which state all ligatures should be turned off, yet I can't do it myself in video captions. Bit embarrassing to say the least.
ADOBE!! WE NEED THIS
John Myers commented
PLEASE add this for the love of all that is holy. I cannot type out the word "film" without it automatically making a ligature from 'f' and 'i'. It's maddening and such a seemingly simple fix. GIVE US A CHECKBOX.
This would be extremely beneficial, as my company's official typeface is very difficult to use in Premiere because of this problem.
Jason Tighe commented
Need this ... Our corporate font is wrecked by the new essential graphics panel. Forced to the legacy titler.
Please do this! Thanks :)