Re: logos, symbols, and ligatures

From: Werner LEMBERG (
Date: Mon Nov 05 2007 - 13:41:31 CST

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    > > 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.
    > Not really. The syllable boundary stops ONLY SOME ligature
    > formations. It does not prevent for example the "ff" ligature,
    > because the two letters are (almost) always occurring over a
    > syllable break (except at end of a word). The "ff" ligature is an
    > example where ligation occurs for aesthetical reasons. [...]

    I think you are correct. Thanks for bringing it up.


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