Re: FW: ct, fj and blackletter ligatures

From: Markus Scherer (
Date: Thu Nov 07 2002 - 11:49:59 EST

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    Dominikus Scherkl wrote:
    >>I don't believe that English readers encountering an fb
    >>ligature in the middle of the compound word 'goofball'
    >>are confused about where the syllables, and hence the subwords,
    >>end and begin.
    > That may be because english doesn't use word-concatenations the
    > way german do: words like "Krankenversischerungsbeitragserhöhungen"
    > become even more unreadable if you hide the in-word boundaries with
    > bad ligatures.

    "Versischerung" sounds more like Schwäbisch... :-)

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