Re: Dutch IJ & the austrian stamp's encoding

From: Johannes Bergerhausen (
Date: Thu Jan 19 2006 - 01:59:12 CST

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    Am 19.01.2006 um 08:08 schrieb Doug Ewell:

    > The word "ligature" (from the Latin ligatus, "bound together")
    > literally means the glyphs are visually connected. Examples of this
    > include the connected appearance of the combinations fi, fl, and ff in
    > fine typography.

    I would say IJ and ij are ligatures because the two characters were
    joined on one support in hot metal.
    Even if the two glyphs are normally not joined.

    Johannes Bergerhausen, Mainz, Germany

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