Re: combining characters using ZWJ

From: Mark Davis (
Date: Sat Jan 28 2006 - 12:24:13 CST

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    The problem is the use of the word "force". ZWJ and ZWNJ are "requests"
    (not requirements!) that the rendering system form a ligature if one is
    available. For more information, read the relevant sections of the
    Unicode standard (available online, if you don't have a copy).


    Sandeep Srivastava wrote:

    > Hi,
    > How can I force 'a' and 'e' to get combined so that it is displayed as
    > the ligature 'ae'? The ZWJ doesn't work here??
    > 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. If that's the case, then what is the use of ZWJ?
    > Thanks,
    > Sandeep

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