From: Kent Karlsson (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Mar 10 2003 - 07:43:52 EST
> > Yes, and qj. And similarly, f has overlappings with several more
> > letters, so you would need ligatures for fb, fh, fk, fþ etc. But then
> > where would it end?
> I suspect it would end when you start talking about
> combinations like qj
> and fþ that are unlikely to appear in natural language text. At least
> gj exists in Hungarian.
gj is also in Swedish (e.g. 'gjorde', en: did), which also has occurrences
of fé, fä, få, and fö, where the f may in some(!) fonts overlap with the
(apparent!) diacritic. ff, fl, fb, fh, fk, fþ are much less critical since
they usually(!) overlap in a way that looks ok even without true ligation.
ft, however, sometimes looks bad without ligation, esp. if the horizontal
strokes are at a bit different height. If "old" (Swedish or German, or
even English) orthography is targeted, combinations with the long s has
similar typographic problems as combinations with f.
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