Re: CGJ for Two Greek Ligatures?

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Sat Mar 05 2005 - 06:54:46 CST

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    On 05/03/2005 01:49, wrote:

    >There are two, similar, ligatures used in Ancient Greek educational/reference materials.
    >I believe the best -- and shockingly also correct -- way to deal with these
    >ligatures is by placing a CGJ between the first letter and the slash, and
    >another CGJ between the slash and the second letter. A smart font swaps in a
    >ligature glyph.
    >Will this work technically?
    >Is this in accordance with the officially-defined use of CGJ?

    No. The correct character to use to promote a ligature in such cases is
    not CGJ but ZWJ. See the clear discussion of this in the Unicode
    standard. A smart font should be able to deal with this.

    Peter Kirk (personal) (work)
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