Re: Ligatures (was: FAQ entry)

From: John Hudson (tiro@tiro.com)
Date: Mon Mar 10 2003 - 15:46:58 EST

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    At 11:53 AM 3/10/2003, Pim Blokland wrote:

    >I agree with you; on the one hand, the examples mentioned like f
    >and f and so on don't look very nice as is and could use a little
    >correction; but they would benefit more from adding a pixel or so of
    >extra space than from merging the fs and the accent marks together.
    >Then again, wouldn't the same apply to the fi ligature? After all,
    >the i is an accented letter too, isn't it? I mean, the dot is an
    >accent mark, allowing the i to be decomposed into U+0131 and U+0307.

    No. The Latin lowercase i has no decomposition.

    John Hudson

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