Re: undo and combining characters

From: Karl Ove Hufthammer (
Date: Wed Apr 24 2002 - 03:03:41 EDT

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    Andrew Dunbar <> wrote in

    >> Well, if I write 'fish', and the 'fi' is displayed as an 'fi'
    >> ligature (which it really should, IMNSHO), I would like to be
    >> able to select the 'f' and the 'i' individually.
    > That's a good point but does it make the same sense
    > for other languages which have been using ligatures
    > on computers the whole time. English can use them but
    > on computers traditionally don't.

    Well, most professional (and some entry-level) DTD programs
    automatically ligate 'fi' 'ffi' and 'fl' character sequences.
    But I don't know how these programs handle selection. Might be
    worth checking out (does anybody here has access to e.g. Adobe

    Karl Ove Hufthammer

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