From: Jim Allan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Nov 14 2003 - 12:57:09 EST
Philippe Verdy posted:
> I thought if had (it is used in French where it is clearly a typographic
> ligature buf handled and sorted like two letters), as opposed to the ae
> ligature (which is typographic ligature in French, but a true letter in
A strong case can be made that the _ae_ and _oe_ ligatures ought to be
represented by the corresponding single Unicode characters in languages
where these are considered to be letters of the alphabet and by <a, ZWJ,
e> and <o, ZWJ, e> in languages where they are better considered as
typographic ligatures (though with some distinction in meaning from <a,
e> and <o, e> intended).
But an attempt to make such a distinction would certainly fail unless it
could be counted on that fonts almost universally would create the
proper ligatures when ZWJ as used.
I expect current practice will continue.
If you want either an _ae_ or an _oe_ combination to be ligatured then
enter the Unicode character that looks like the ligature regardless of
its alphabetic status in the language.
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