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Re: Ligatures (was: Unify the Platforms: Cairo+FreeType+Harfbuzz Everywh

From: Alan Third
Subject: Re: Ligatures (was: Unify the Platforms: Cairo+FreeType+Harfbuzz Everywhere (except TTY))
Date: Mon, 18 May 2020 23:59:11 +0200 (CEST)

On Mon, May 18, 2020 at 03:01:49PM -0400, Clément Pit-Claudel wrote:
> jfkthame> btw, if you're on a mac (or have access to one), you can
> see an extreme case if you try the word "Zapfino" in the font
> Zapfino .... the entire word is a single 7-character ligature, and
> the seven equal slices that Firefox treats it as for
> selection/editing purposes don't match up to the visual shapes of
> the sub-glyphs at all well

In case anyone's interested, I've attached a screenshot of Apple's
Pages.app displaying the word Zapfino with the cursor after the "a".

Clearly not ideal. OTOH, if LibreOffice, Firefox, and even Apple's
products do this, perhaps it's just the way people will expect it to
be done.
Alan Third

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