Photoshop CS6: Ordinals type options are not working

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In the character menu in CS6 the 'ordinals' option (which is available for certain font styles) is not working. In Trajan Pro or Prestige Elite Std, for example, if I select text (e.g. 1st or 2nd) and click the ordinals button, the 'st' and 'nd' do not rise up. Nothing makes the ordinals button have any effect. Please could you help? Thanks.
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William Jupe

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Howdy William,

The Ordinals Open Type feature is working, it's just not the same as automatic superscript in Word. When the Ordinal feature is enabled, it automatically converts all characters in the string it is applied to into the ordinal versions, not just those after a number. What you are encountering, however, is that many fonts you are trying have few or no ordinal versions of given letters. Generally, for most fonts, it's vowels like A and O that are most likely to be changed. But really, it's a function of what the font designer put into the font; the ones you mentioned have different results than Myriad Pro or Minion Pro.

From a usability perspective, however, I think this is something we might look into further.

Thanks,
David
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David

Thank you so much for your help - really appreciated. I have now tried Minion Pro (and got a result!), but can't get the ordinals to work with Myriad Pro (1st, 2nd etc). Is that what you would expect?

You're right - I was expecting it would work like Word... It's OK when one realises this, but it's not what I was expecting.

Many thanks again,
Will
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Howdy William,

Myriad Pro seems to only target the As and Os. Minion Pro targets all letters. It's really up to the designer of the font, rather than something we control.

Thanks,
David
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William Jupe

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David,

Many thanks for your help. Now I understand the situation I can work work round it.

Thanks again,

Will