Python Unicode handling wins again -- mostly

wxjmfauth at gmail.com wxjmfauth at gmail.com
Sat Nov 30 20:11:13 CET 2013


Le samedi 30 novembre 2013 03:08:49 UTC+1, Roy Smith a écrit :
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> The whole idea of ligatures like fi is purely typographic.  The crossbar 
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> on the "f" (at least in some fonts) runs into the dot on the "i".  
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> Likewise, the top curl on an "f" run into the serif on top of the "l" 
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> (and similarly for ffl).
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And do you know the origin of this typographical feature?
Because, mechanically, the dot of the "i" broke too often.

I cann't proof that's the truth, I read this many times in
the literature speaking about typography and about unicode.

In my opinion, a very plausible explanation.

jmf




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