Re: Ligatures For Indic languages

From: John H. Jenkins (
Date: Thu May 29 2008 - 11:58:53 CDT

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    On May 29, 2008, at 10:16 AM, Manik Mahajan wrote:

    > There is almost no Unicode for Indic Ligatures whereas Ligatures for
    > Arabic Languages are Part of Unicode ,Is there any special reason
    > for this?

    Ligatures for Arabic (and Latin and Aramaic) are included as
    compatibility characters and the expectation is that they should not
    be used in actual texts. Unicode expects that ligatures will be
    formed by the display engine and should not be explicitly encoded
    except where necessary for reasons such as round-trip compatibility,
    and even then only as compatibility characters.

    John H. Jenkins

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