Re: Dutch IJ & the austrian stamp's encoding

From: Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk (
Date: Thu Jan 19 2006 - 06:49:03 CST

  • Next message: Kit Peters: "Kanji and other non-Western numerals"

    "Doug Ewell" <> writes:

    > 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.

    How to call of a single letter consisting of several glyphs?

    I suppose Dutch IJ is similar Cyrillic letter yeru, which also evolved
    from a sequence of two letters, but is now considered a single letter
    wrt. spacing, crosswords etc.

    The difference is that yeru is always encoded as a single unit, and
    that its second part is no longer a standalone letter in Russian.

       __("<         Marcin Kowalczyk

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Thu Jan 19 2006 - 06:51:13 CST