From: John H. Jenkins (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Nov 24 2007 - 16:31:30 CST
On Nov 23, 2007, at 3:35 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.
I can't speak for other platforms, but on Mac OS X, the normal
behavior for Latin text is that plain text uses whatever ligatures the
font has on by default.
I, at least, would argue that ligation controls don't (as a rule)
belong in plain text, since ligation is intimately bound with the
typographic needs of a specific font.
John H. Jenkins
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