From: Werner LEMBERG (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Nov 04 2007 - 15:46:55 CST
> > 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".
> Yes, Adam is right, of course. It is the compound word boundaries
> which stop ligature formation in German, and not the syllable
> boundaries which I'd mentioned in an earlier post.
This is not correct. In German, the syllable boundary stops
> And, getting back to German, it's my understanding that the ligature
> formation conventions are quite different even in the same language
> when the text is set in Fraktur. Indeed, ligature formation in
> Fraktur appears to be more of an art than an exact science.
Why do you think so? Are you talking about `ſ' vs. `s'?
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