Re: Latin ligatures and Unicode

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Mon Dec 27 1999 - 12:28:20 EST

Ar 09:04 -0800 1999-12-27, scríobh Mark E. Davis:

>It is a big jump to say that because ligation must be controlled, to the
>conclusion that a new character is required to control it. As I've said
>before on this topic, there are different ways to control ligation: an
>explicit character, or a GUI (as italic is specified). Take the above
>argument with regard to italic

Using an explicit character is more harmonious with the current model. I am
working hard on a paper with examples (!) to try to show this.

>While we may end up accepting format characters that turn ligatures on
>or off, the issue is just not a clear-cut as it is made out to be.

I do think that italic styling is a separate thing from ligature selection,
according to the model we currently use.

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