AW: Ligatures fi and ffi

From: Dominikus Scherkl (
Date: Wed Jun 01 2005 - 07:21:37 CDT

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    > > - - ligature processing is a required feature to support
    > > even legacy ISO 8859 charsets like Arabic, or Indian
    > standard charsets
    > > (ISCII).
    > Pardon? In which sense is ligature processing _required_? Do
    > you mean that it is forbidden now to render "f" followed by
    > "i" as two letters, without using a ligature?

    _required_ not for latin, but for Arabic or Indian. Those languages
    become almost unreadable without ligatures, and they using hundreds and
    thousands of them.
    So this problem solved, it is very easy to additionaly support the few
    handful of latin ligatures, isn't it?

    Best Regards.

    Dominikus Scherkl

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