Re: Latin ligatures and Unicode

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Dec 28 1999 - 08:23:28 EST

Ar 17:27 -0800 1999-12-27, scríobh Christopher John Fynn:

>The font designer can specify a default behaviour, behaviour
>tuned to particular languages as well as alternate (user selectable)
>behaviour or glyphs.

Not interchangeably. Not in plain text.

>You could provide several alternate ligature glyphs for a given
>pair of characters which the user could select. Of course the
>application has to provide an interface enabling the user to
>select from these alternates.

That's the problem. It's application-dependent. ZWL selects glyph cells in
the font in all environments in EXACTLY the same way that
base-character/combining-character sequences are selected. No change in
technology. No change in model.

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