From: Jukka K. Korpela (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Nov 23 2007 - 16:11:32 CST
John H. Jenkins wrote:
> Actually, the common wisdom about Latin ligatures is to avoid the
> presentation forms and to use whatever ligature controls your rich-
> text system provides.
Which might be none. Using ligature controls might be fine in a good
typesetting program, but in, say, text processing or web authoring the
controls are none. Worse still, ZWJ is probably ineffective, and might
just mess things up (in programs that don't recognize it). What's left
then is precomposed ligature characters, if you want ligatures at all.
The controls, if any, might not very good even if they exist. A
typesetting program might simply turn, say, every occurrence of "fi"
into a ligature, and then its user has to override this where it harms
(say, in text being presented in monospace font).
Jukka K. Korpela ("Yucca")
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