Re: Why Ligatures?

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Thu Oct 16 1997 - 03:28:44 EDT

Ar 15:51 -0700 1997-10-15, scríobh Kenneth Whistler:
>A lot of vituperous argumentation about
>whether either or both were actually letters or ligatures accompanied
>these changes

There sure was. Ultimately the case was made on procedural grounds. Do
let's not rehash all this here.

>but in both cases we have effectively the same
>real situation:
> Each is an encoded character in Unicode/10646.
> Each may be a single orthographic unit in one or more languages.
> Each may be equated to a sequence of characters (i.e. a+e or o+e)
> for collation in one or more languages.

Ken Whistler is 100% correct.

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