Re: Ligatures (was: FAQ entry)

From: John Cowan (
Date: Tue Mar 11 2003 - 06:17:17 EST

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    Kent Karlsson scripsit:

    > They should NOT be tweaked apart by kerning. That would destroy the normal
    > spacing of glyphs within words. "Adding" or "removing" an accent should
    > NOT change the spacing between letters.

    I don't see how that's possible in the general case. In particular,
    just about has to be wider than i (except in a monowidth font, obviously),
    or the dots will collide with whatever's nearby. Similarly with i-macron.

    John Cowan     
    To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all.  There
    are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language
    that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful.
            --_The Hobbit_

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