From: Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Nov 05 2007 - 02:58:22 CST
-On [20071104 23:33], James Kass (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
>>> 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
>> ligature formation.
>I'm not an expert on German typesetting. Adam knows much more
>about this than I do.
>Quoting from this page, "Typesetting Old German",
>"The essential points are the following: 1) don't use ligatures
>in Latin Antiqua words, use them in French Antiqua and in
>French Fraktur: 2) in a composite word, do not use ligatures
>between adjacent letters of two components ..."
I wonder if they honestly meant components, for all I know this word has no
German is like Dutch, for all I know, in the ways you hyphenate words
(typically on a syllable basis). And the way you hyphenate determines whether
or not you can use ligatures or not. So I have to agree with Werner here, the
syllable boundary stops the ligature formation.
-- Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven <asmodai(-at-)in-nomine.org> / asmodai イェルーン ラウフロック ヴァン デル ウェルヴェン http://www.in-nomine.org/ | http://www.rangaku.org/ Even when I do things for the sake of others, no sense of amazement or conceit arises. It is just like feeding myself: I hope for nothing in return...
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