Re: Ligatured characters

From: James Kass (
Date: Thu Sep 07 2000 - 16:39:40 EDT

William Overington wrote:

> However, suppose that
> one is wishing to transcribe an eighteenth century printed book and one
> wishes to preserve the information as to when a long s was used and when a
> ligature such as "long s and t" were used. How should one encode the text
> in unicode please? For example, have unicode characters been defined for
> ligatured characters?

Working on a similar project. Fortunately, came across a
special font which comes very close to meeting the

Peter S. Baker is the developer of Junicode, a Unicode-based
font for medievalists.

It is currently available in beta, has the "long s" and
various other required characters, including the "f"
ligatures, and even has some special characters in
the Private Use Area.

In his documentation, the Unicode points for the
special characters are listed.

Hope this helps.

Best regards,

James Kass.

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