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

From: Stephan Stiller <>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 14:42:39 -0700

On 9/12/2011 10:46 AM, Philippe Verdy wrote:
> common-ligatures
> Enables display of common ligatures (OpenType feature: |liga|). For
> OpenType fonts, common ligatures are enabled by default.
> This means that German documents will really need to use ZWNJ
> (fortunately, this character should soon become standard on German
> keyboards, and CSS3 would be a good motivation for including this key
> mapping) for common ligatures like fi,fl, ff, ffi, ffl, ſt, or even tt...

It would be nicer if the user were, "by default", offered a choice. It
may also be of interest to point out the parallel to the well-known
problem of using a chat or email client where innocuous letter strings
all of a sudden show up as unintended emoticons.

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