(For reference, I'm a relative novice to typography trying to get better at it.) I'm wondering what solutions there are for getting ligatures from an Opentype font with autoligatures into a program that doesn't support autoligatures. Google wasn't being helpful at all, or at least my Google-fu is weak. Specifically I'm working on lettering in Manga Studio, but apparently even the brand-new, completely-rewritten 5 EX version that was released yesterday still doesn't support Opentype autoligatures. Very disappointing, albeit not surprising, given that it's a port of a Japanese Windows-first app--that there's a Mac version at all is, I suppose, impressive. Regardless, Blambot's lettering fonts make good use of ligatures, so I'm REALLY hoping to be able to get some on the page without having to go and re-do all the text in another piece of software. (Interesting, somewhat-related aside: Comic Life 2, which is the inverse of Manga Studio in terms of ease of us and Mac-ness vs. power, of course has full autoligature support, but for some bizarre reason I can't figure out it disables autoligatures for text sizes below 17 point, so even it isn't working right in dialogue balloons.) What's the usual solution to this? Is there one?