Re: ch ligature in a monospace font

From: Richard Wordingham <>
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 02:01:06 +0100

On Fri, 1 Jul 2011 01:57:46 +0200
Philippe Verdy <> wrote:

> CGJ is NOT made to create (or even hint) ligatures ; and certainly not
> in this context.

Its main purpose is to indicate that a sequence of characters do
not form a collating unit. However, if one is using a 'monospace' font
to space 'letters' uniformly, i.e. to space collating sequences evenly,
then I suggest it is the appropriate character.

> Both ZWJ and ZWNJ will be ignored in collation.

Whereas one needs, in theory at least, something to distinguish
accidental sequences <ch> from the digraph <ch> if one is to avoid
having to use dictionaries to collate.

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