From: Andrew West (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Dec 01 2009 - 16:45:34 CST
2009/12/1 Wolfgang Schmidle <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Consequently, in a font that contains the ligature glyph at e.g. U+E8BF, the
> sequence q+200D+A76B should ideally be displayed by the same glyph as the
> single codepoint E8BF, i.e. a rendering mechanism for this font should
> replace q+200D+A76B by E8BF. Normal fonts would display the sequence as qꝫ
> instead of the ligature.
Yes, although some fonts might display a box between the q and ꝫ.
> Is there no implemented rendering mechanism for 200D in the Latin alphabet?
> Or is 200D not meant for cases like these? Is there another way to avoid the
> PUA codepoint?
The individual ligatures have to be pre-implemented in the font, so if
you want q+200D+A76B to display as a ligature you either have to
create a font yourself and add the appropriate OpenType features, or
else nag a font developer to put it in their font for you. In
principle this mechanism does work with Latin text. For example, the
Code2000 font implements a number of common ligatures which are
triggered by means of ZWJ, e.g. <s+ZWJ+t> produces the "st" ligature.
An alternative implementation might automatically generate an "st"
ligature whenever "t" follows "s" unless broken by ZWNJ.
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