[Dev-luatex] letterspacing and (no) ligatures
will.adams at frycomm.com
Thu Feb 10 14:49:26 CET 2011
On Feb 10, 2011, at 8:45 AM, Patrick Gundlach wrote:
>> Couldn't one create that distinction by how one sets the text?
>> Directly input the unicode character for the diphthongs, while allowing the ligatures to be constructed by OpenType rules --- that way the diphthongs would be left alone in situations like this, while ligatures would never be made when not appropriate.
> But then it would be a matter of the backend, not LuaTeX (except for \letterspacefont), right?
>> I thought this was the whole point behind the Unicode Consortium choosing not to allocate code points for ligatures.
> what about U+FB03 for example? (LATIN SMALL LIGATURE FFI)
> Perhaps I misunderstood you.
No. I should've been more specific ``...the whole point behind the Unicode consortium choosing not to allocate any additional code points for ligatures beyond those which were provided for legacy's sake.''
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