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

From: Jukka K. Korpela <>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2011 08:20:32 +0300

13/09/2011 07:18, Philippe Verdy wrote:

> I clearly see ligatures when zooming in,

That’s odd, because when looking at text in Arial, I find it very
difficult to distinguish between the fi combination and the ligature
U+FB01 (fi). There’s one pixel less space between the f and i in the
ligature, for some large font sizes, but that’s it.

If you _clearly_ see a difference, I suspect the ligature might be from
a different font.

> I also see these ligatures occuring with Times New Roman.

There the difference is real but small, in most font sizes at least.
What happens if you try Consolas? And does this happen on Chrome when
viewing a normal web page, or is it somehow related to Gmail (which
might do something special)?

I’m using Finnish version of Win 7 Pro. Changing the language to French
via the Control Panel country & language settings didn’t have an effect
on this (and I din’t expect an effect, as those settings have a rather
limited effect).

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