Re: ct, fj and blackletter ligatures

Date: Sun Nov 03 2002 - 07:34:20 EST

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    On 11/02/2002 10:22:52 AM Thomas Lotze wrote:

    >Regardless of how the document is coded, the fact remains that ligature
    >glyph shapes have to be stored in the font, at some code point.

    No, they do not. For instance, in recent versions of Times New Roman, you
    will find 208 glyphs that are not encoded at some code point. They are
    accessible via lookup rules in various OpenType tables within the font,
    but not via the cmap table (it's the cmap that determines what is directly
    encoded at some code point).

    - Peter

    Peter Constable

    Non-Roman Script Initiative, SIL International
    7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75236, USA
    Tel: +1 972 708 7485
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