From: John Cowan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Mar 07 2003 - 11:26:44 EST
Kent Karlsson scripsit:
> Ligating ae into æ works for Latin
> and sometimes English (could be done via a "smart" font).
Always for English, I think: if someone finds a counterexample, let them
use a + ZWNJ + e.
> Note that e.g. an fj
> ligature is just as legitimate and useful as an fi ligature (fjord,
> fjol, fjärde, fjäll, fjorton, fjäder,...), but since it is of no
> orthographic significance,
Actually, it is of orthographic significance: it is not uncommon for good
fonts to have an fj ligature.
> there's no character for fj ligature, and
> there should not, strictly speaking, have been one for the fi ligature;
> both the fi and fj ligatures (and many more) should be generated
> just via the rendering system+font.
Sure. fi-ligature exists in Unicode for round-trip compatibility with MacRoman.
-- John Cowan <email@example.com> http://www.reutershealth.com I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen, http://www.ccil.org/~cowan han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith. --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_
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