[Dev-luatex] letterspacing and (no) ligatures

Arthur Reutenauer arthur.reutenauer at normalesup.org
Thu Feb 10 14:57:55 CET 2011

>> 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)

  As William says, this is for compatibility with a legacy encoding,
just as the hundreds of Arabic "presentation forms" that lurk nearby.
But, for that matter, this is also the reason for inclusion of the ij
ligature (U+0132 LATIN CAPITAL LIGATURE IJ and lowercase U+0133).


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