Re: Faulty ligatures in Adobe PhotoShop

From: Eric Muller (
Date: Tue Aug 26 2003 - 21:59:50 EDT

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    Doug Ewell wrote:

    >Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin <antonio at tuvalkin dot web dot pt> wrote:
    >>The bad part of it is that the ligated characters shown (in the
    >>sencond and third examples) seem to include a long "s" instead of an
    >>"f"... > <ty_06.gif> attached for reference.
    Thanks for the report, I’ll forward to the Photoshop guys. By the way,
    the font is apparently Adobe Caslon Pro.

    >Substituting an unligated ſi (U+017F + U+0069) for fi (U+0066 + U+0069)
    >makes no sense at all. If the current font doesn't contain an fi
    >ligature (U+FB01), Photoshop should just leave the combination alone.
    More likely, the image was created in Illustrator or some such, and the
    glyph selected manually by the author. I did not check explicitly, but I
    am ready to bet a whole lot that the font does the correct thing.


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