Re: ZWJ and Latin Ligatures (was Re: (long) Re: Chromatic font research)

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Sat Jul 06 2002 - 20:56:00 EDT

All your other good points noted:

At 02:57 PM 7/1/02 -0600, John H. Jenkins wrote:
>>Therefore, I would be much happier if the discussion of the 'standard'
>>case wasn't as anglo-centric and allowed more directly for the fact that
>>while fonts are in control of what ligatures are provided, layout engines
>>may be in control of what and how many optional ligatures to use, the
>>text (!) must be in control of where ligatures are mandatory or prohibited.
>Which is what Unicode 3.2 says. (You said it very nicely here, though.)
>(The standard case, BTW, seems to be Anglo-centric largely because this is
>an English-speaking list and people always seem to start out with the "ct"
> ligature they'd like to put in words like "respectfully." Sorry about
> that.)

I guess I'm just trying to hold the list up to a higher standard.


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