From: Behnam (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Nov 24 2007 - 17:17:57 CST
I am fully with Apple concept but I do think that Unicode should have
a say in what should be the relation between fonts and users.
Font makers and font users should not be held hostage of platforms
and applications in what font choose to offer as constant and what
options it offers to users.
On 24-Nov-07, at 5:31 PM, John H. Jenkins wrote:
> 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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