RE: Ligatures (was: FAQ entry)

From: Kent Karlsson (
Date: Tue Mar 11 2003 - 08:40:32 EST

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    > 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.

    A diaeresis or macron over i or j can be narrower than when over most
    other letters. But if that would not suffice, then a kerning change
    would be ok as a last resort. (I did write only "should".) But that
    does not mean that must be wider than i; e.g. a should be spaced
    just as ai is.

            /kent k

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