Re: Medievalist ligature character in the PUA

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Mon Dec 14 2009 - 23:04:26 CST

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    "verdy_p" <verdy underscore p at wanadoo dot fr> wrote:

    > "John H. Jenkins"
    >> The Latin ligatures that are already there are for round-trip
    >> compatibility *only*.
    > NOT *only*. There are ligatures that were encoded because they are
    > considered as unbreakable letters in some languages or as unbreakable
    > symbols. In which case they are treated as distinct.
    > See æ (from an old ligature of "ae"), Æ (from an old ligature of
    > "AE"), œ (from an old ligature of "oe"), Œ (from an old ligature of
    > "OE"), & (from an old ligature of "et"), ß (from an old ligature of
    > "ſs" or "ſz").

    I kind of assumed John was referring to the ligatures which are
    stylistic in nature only, such as ff and fi and fl and ffi and ffl and ſt and st.

    Doug Ewell  |  Thornton, Colorado, USA  |
    RFC 5645, 4645, UTN #14  |  ietf-languages @ ­

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