From: David Starner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Nov 24 2007 - 06:10:33 CST
On Nov 23, 2007 5:35 PM, James Kass <email@example.com> 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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