From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Dec 01 2009 - 22:49:31 CST
Andrew West <andrewcwest at gmail dot com> wrote:
> 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.
Then there are fonts like the DejaVu family, which (on my machine,
running BabelPad) display "fi" as a ligature by default, but break the
ligature when either ZWJ *or* ZWNJ is inserted between the "f" and the
Moral: Always try something like this with multiple well-designed fonts
before concluding that the problem is with the rendering engine or with
-- Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | http://www.ewellic.org RFC 5645, 4645, UTN #14 | ietf-languages @ http://is.gd/2kf0s
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