From: Doug Ewell (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Mar 06 2005 - 13:57:15 CST
Thanks to all for your feedback.
Yes, I know that ligation may depend on compound word boundaries (at
least in does in German), and that Irish needs fb and fh ligatures and
Scandinavian languages need a fj ligature and Turkish and Azeri
definitely DON'T want an fi ligature.
Word has a language attribute for runs of text, used for spelling and
grammar checking. Could this be used as a starting point for ligation
as well? That might handle the Irish and Scandinavian and Turkish and
German and other languages where ligation depends on syllable or subword
boundaries might apply dictionary lookup, and provide an easy undo or a
conﬁrmation stage (yellow squiggly line?) for ambiguous cases like
I'm not pretending this is trivially simple, or black-and-white. I'd
just like something better than "no ligation ever, under any
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