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Re: Text formatting in >>2.4

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: Text formatting in >>2.4
Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2005 11:54:11 +0100
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Erik Sandberg wrote:

When we left the TeX back-end, some nice features were lost as well. An example of this, is the typesetting of beautiful text that latex provides: For example, "fi" is typeset in a slightly more typographically correct way by latex than by lily >=2.6.

You are right. I had assumed that Pango deals with this, but that's not the case. There is a patch for Pango pending, which will add this functionality for OTF that have ligature tables.


I the meantime, you could write a function that replaces fl and friends with appropriate UTF-8 sequences for the ligature glyphs. Unfortunately, you will have to know which font contains which ligatures.

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