Re: ct, fj and blackletter ligatures

Date: Sun Nov 03 2002 - 07:34:27 EST

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    On 11/02/2002 04:43:40 PM Thomas Lotze wrote:

    >I don't see any harm in assigning standard UVs to ligatures
    >other than that users who don't understand the difference between font
    >encoding and text encoding will be encouraged to use them in documents.

    I don't consider that harm insignficant. Also, what's the benefit? The
    only benefit I can see is a very temporary one: older software does not
    support rendering via smart-font technologies, thus can only display
    glyphs that are directly encoded. Even in that situations, I'd probably
    just use one of Adobe's expert set fonts (old wine for old wine skins)
    rather than create new fonts with ligatures encoded as PUA characters.

    - Peter

    Peter Constable

    Non-Roman Script Initiative, SIL International
    7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75236, USA
    Tel: +1 972 708 7485
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