Re: FAQ entry (was: Looking for information on the UnicodeData file)

From: Pim Blokland (
Date: Fri Mar 07 2003 - 06:26:22 EST

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    John Cowan schreef:

    > Digraphs and ligatures are both made by combining two glyphs. In a
    > the glyphs remain separate but are placed close together. In a ligature,
    > the glyphs are fused into a single glyph.

    Oh, in that case I must say I think the UnicodeData.txt file doesn't do a
    very good job.
    For instance, the Danish ae (U+00E6) is not designated a ligature, but the
    Dutch ij (U+0133) is, even though the "a" and "e" are clearly fused
    together, while the "i" and "j" aren't.

    Pim Blokland

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