Re: ligature usage - WAS: How do we find out what assigned code points aren't normally used in text?

From: Kent Karlsson <>
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2011 02:09:41 +0200

Den 2011-09-11 01:23, skrev "Richard Wordingham"

> On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 23:53:34 +0200
> Kent Karlsson <> wrote:
>> IMO, a glyph (if any) for that compatibility character should look
>> *exactly* like an "fi" (after automatic ligature formation, if that
>> is done for "fi") in the font used. So if no ligature for "fi" is
>> formed, the glyph for U+FB01 (if any) should have a dot just like
>> "fi" would have a dot. (I know, this is not commonly the case at the
>> moment.)
> A font need not support such ligation,


> but a glyph for U+FB01 must
> ligate the letters -

And this "ligature" can look just like "fi" in that font.
I see no reason whatsoever that it could not.

> otherwise it's not U+FB01!

Of course it would be.

> In such a case, I do
> not see the need for the dot.

That does not follow.

    /Kent K

> Richard.
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