Re: How to write Armenian ligatures?

From: John H. Jenkins (
Date: Fri Nov 23 2007 - 15:00:07 CST

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    On Nov 23, 2007, at 11:11 AM, Doug Ewell wrote:

    > The common wisdom about Latin ligatures seems to be to avoid the
    > presentation forms, and to insert ZWJ between the two "normal"
    > letters (or do nothing and expect the software to ligate
    > automatically, which is much more problematic). I would be
    > surprised if this were any different for Armenian.

    Actually, the common wisdom about Latin ligatures is to avoid the
    presentation forms and to use whatever ligature controls your rich-
    text system provides. ZWJ is "designed for marking the unusual cases
    where ligatures...are required. [It is] not to be used in all cases
    where ligatures...are desired; instead, [it is] meant only for
    overriding the normal behavior of text." (TUS p. 537) And yes,
    Armenian is the same.

    John H. Jenkins

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