Re: ct, fj and blackletter ligatures

From: Thomas Lotze (
Date: Sat Nov 02 2002 - 17:53:53 EST

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    On Sat, 02 Nov 2002 11:41:47 -0700
    John Hudson <> wrote:

    > Ironically, the sequence c+ZWJ+t is more likely *not* to display as a
    > ligature, since the ZWJ interferes with the sequence recognised by the
    > font lookups.

    Does this mean that it is indeed common practice to replace every last
    occurrence of a character sequence be the corresponding ligature with
    these fonts? At least in the german language, this would be desastrous:
    there are many cases where character sequences occur but the ligature is
    not allowed, e.g. if two words are combined into one, the last letter of
    the first one does not form a ligature with the first letter of the
    second even if such a ligature exists. Don't know about other languages,

    Cheers, Thomas

    Thomas Lotze            

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