Re: logos, symbols, and ligatures (RE: Encoding Personal Use Ideographs)

From: Adam Twardoch (
Date: Sun Nov 04 2007 - 04:54:36 CST

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    Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
    > There is still a difference between typographic ligation, which is generally
    > applied without considering the meaning and context (e.g., representing "fi"
    > as a ligature no matter where it appears in the text)
    In German, it is considered correct to only use ligatures within one
    part of a compound word, but not across the parts. For example, in the
    same text, you would use the "fl" ligature in the word "fliegen" (to
    fly) and you would NOT use a ligature in the word "auflegen" (to put on,
    to lay sth on sth), since it's "auf+legen".

    Adam Twardoch
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