In my fount, I created both dumb quotes and smart ones (id est, I activated the 'quotedblleft' and the 'quotedblright' glyph compartments as well as the 'quotedbl'). When I test the fount on InDesign, however, only the dumb quotes appear while typing. I can force the smart quotes to appear through alt + [ and its variants.
I don't like this, because the 'use typographer's quotes' option is switched on and working with the other founts I have.
Searching through the forum, I fell upon an archive conversation (entitled 'Quotation marks... ?') about this very subject, in which Mr. Twardoch says that 'The user will need to key them [smart quotes] in separately, either through some keystrokes or character codes. Some applications replace the character codes of plain quotes by those of the "smart quotes" or "typographic quotes", but this does not have anything to do with fonts.'
Assuming that this does not have anything to do with fonts, but rather with the application, and given that my application (InDesign) seems to be making the replacement whenever smart quotes exist, why is it not doing this with my fount?