RE: Latin ligatures and Unicode

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Wed Dec 29 1999 - 06:16:39 EST

I haven't typeset fraktur ever, and it's been some time since I read a lot
in it, but s->F selection seems a candidate for automatic glyph selection,
at least at first blush. If it's not 100% regular, then this again calls
for a ZWMS (zero width morpheme separator).

I know we have the long s, but using it explicitly kills moving text from
Fraktur to non-Fraktur fonts.


At 03:59 PM 12/28/99 -0800, Kenneth Whistler wrote:
>> Wac&hstube and Wac&hF&tube
>> (where F in the 2nd example is the long s and & is the ZWL.
>Wait just a dang minute! If you *encode* this text using a long
>s in the second case, then the boundaries and ligatures *are*
>predictable, and you can dispense with the ZWL's.
>I don't get it.

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