From: Andreas Prilop (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jan 27 2006 - 10:11:58 CST
On Fri, 27 Jan 2006, Sandeep Srivastava wrote:
> How can I force
You cannot force, says Mahatma Gandhi.
> 'a' and 'e' to get combined so that it is displayed as the
> ligature 'ae'? The ZWJ doesn't work here??
"æ" is a character of its own - not just a ligature.
> I also found that every script has a different 'combining mark' to combine
> characters. For example, U+09CD is the combining mark used for the Bengali
> script, and U+094D is the combining mark used for the Hindi script.
That's not a "combining mark". A combining mark is something like
candrabindu or anusvara or the vowels in Indic scripts:
> If that's the case, then what is the use of ZWJ?
The zero-width joiner ZWJ is mainly used with the Arabic script. See
for some examples. The ZWJ has some limited use with Indic scripts:
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