Re: How to write Armenian ligatures?

From: Michael S. Kaplan (
Date: Sat Nov 24 2007 - 11:07:39 CST

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    From: "Andrew West" <>
    > On 24/11/2007, John Hudson <> wrote:
    >> As of recent versions of Notepad, the default plain text editor in
    >> Windows, the same is
    >> true of the Latin script: OTL <rlig> and <liga> lookups are processed
    >> automatically
    >> (<dlig> of course, are not, because the feature is off by default). If
    >> one wants to
    >> inhibit ligation, one can insert ZWNJ.
    > I suspect that it is not Notepad per se that is doing this, but Uniscribe.
    >> This is how it should be, and other plain text editors should do
    >> likewise.
    > Generally speaking, on Windows, plain text editors that support
    > Unicode are limited in what OT features they support by the version of
    > Uniscribe that is on the user's system.

    I think Andrew has the right take here -- and note that the ligatures are
    optional in some fonts and default in others (notably the C* fonts, which
    has lad to a bit of controversy since not everyone wants them always....

    MichKa [Microsoft]
    Windows International

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