Re: Unicode and the digital divide. (derives from Re: Towards some more Private Use Area code points for ligatures.)

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sun Jun 02 2002 - 11:38:15 EDT

At 09:42 -0600 2002-05-31, John H. Jenkins wrote:

>Again, think of the standard f-ligatures. I'm seeing them through
>this email. I type "fish," and I see an fi ligature. *You* type
>"fish" and I see an fi ligature. It's because my system is smart
>enough to know that the fi ligature is standard in Latin typography,
>that it's present in my font, and that my font is one where "fi"
>looks better written with the ligature than it would without it.

And smart enough to know you are not writing Turkish, where the fi
ligature is forbidden.

Michael Everson *** Everson Typography ***

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