Re: Ligatures (was: FAQ entry)

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Sun Mar 09 2003 - 18:31:45 EST

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    Pim Blokland <pblokland at planet dot nl> wrote:

    >> I would appreciate if more fonts had an fj ligature, and
    >> (e.g.) a gj ligature too (in some fonts gj otherwise have
    >> overlapping glyphs).
    > Yes, and qj. And similarly, f has overlappings with several more
    > letters, so you would need ligatures for fb, fh, fk, fþ etc. But then
    > where would it end?

    I suspect it would end when you start talking about combinations like qj
    and fþ that are unlikely to appear in natural language text. At least
    gj exists in Hungarian.

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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