Re: How to write Armenian ligatures?

From: David Starner (
Date: Sat Nov 24 2007 - 06:10:33 CST

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    On Nov 23, 2007 5:35 PM, James Kass <> wrote:
    > Hmmm. The normal behavior of Latin text is that ligatures won't be
    > formed in plain text applications. The same is probably true for
    > Armenian. That leaves only ZWJs, presentation forms, or discarding
    > ligature information from plain text altogether.

    And why wouldn't we want to discard ligature information from plain
    text? It's way down the list of things I'd want to preserve in a
    text, far after italics, bold, page breaks, page size, font size, etc.
    The only reason to preserve I can see is a digital facsimile, which is
    not a plain text application. In a new text, carefully typeset, one
    may want to go through and selectively add or subtract ligatures, but
    that's hardly plain text either.

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