Re: Ligatures fi and ffi

From: Antoine Leca (
Date: Thu Jun 02 2005 - 08:07:53 CDT

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    On Thursday, June 2nd, 2005 11:04Z Andrew West wrote:

    > YNLCserif does display <0915 09BE> and other Devanagari/
    > Bengali hybrids correctly (irrespective of which version
    > of Uniscribe is used).

    I just downloaded the version available from this page (dated september
    30th, 2003), and it does not have any OpenType table for either Devanagari
    or Bengali (or anything beyond Latin). This means that in effect, it does
    not uses Uniscribe for rendering. What you are seeing is a simple
    juxtaposition of the two glyphs, which "looks" correct in this case; Just
    try <U+0915, U+09BF>, or even <U+0915, U+093F>, to see why this is fully

    The problem with Uniscribe is that it does not expect the sequence <U+0915,
    U+09BE>, so it considers the second to be an incomplete syllable of its own,
    ill-formed so it adds a (here spurious) U+25CC glyph in between (or at the
    right of uni09BF if you try it).

    > However, I'm not sure that Code2000's failure to ligate 0915 and 09BE
    > should be considered a problem that needs fixing.

    Agreed. And similarly for Uniscribe, as I wrote.
    'pôs, 'pouvez fumer ;-).


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