[PLUG] Devanagari unicode: composite letters ( जोडाक्षरे ); latex
mayuresh at acm.org
Fri Jan 15 12:55:24 PST 2010
> showing beyond doubt that it's rendering time adjustment.
These are called ligatures it seems:
"Unicode maintains that ligaturing is a presentation issue rather than a
character definition issue" ... " the use of the special Unicode ligature
characters is "discouraged", and "no more will be encoded in any
Seems unicode earlier allowed special codes for ligatures in Roman.
Anyway, it's understandable why special codes are not allowed. But what does a
poor application developer do? Worry himself about ligatures? Will be
interesting to find out from internals of some of the apps.
In any case a good design should dump the issue to fonts system and not the
application. Not sure whether it's done that way given the observations in
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