Re: Ligatures in Turkish and Azeri, was: Accented ij ligatures

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Thu Jul 10 2003 - 11:41:17 EDT

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    On 10/07/2003 08:21, Philippe Verdy wrote:

    >>In Turkish and Azeri the sequences f - i and f - dotless i both occur,
    >>and are fairly frequent. So it is inappropriate in these languages to
    >>use fi ligatures in which the dot on the i is lost or invisible, at
    >>least where the second character is a dotted i. Has any thought been
    >>given to this issue? Is it possible to block such ligation on a
    >>language-dependent basis?
    >Isn't there a "Grapheme Disjoiner" format control character to force the
    >absence of a ligature like <fi>, i.e. <f, GDJ, i>?
    Maybe, but it is hardly realistic to expect all existing Turkish and
    Azeri text to be recoded to insert a character in the middle of each f -
    i sequence.

    Peter Kirk

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