[Dev-luatex] letterspacing and (no) ligatures
taco at elvenkind.com
Thu Feb 10 13:56:37 CET 2011
On 02/10/11 13:53, Patrick Gundlach wrote:
>>> * in pdftex, \letterspacefont does not disable the ligatures, but this is what happens in luatex.
>> IMO that's a desireable behaviour, not a bug. See Bringhurst, Oliver Simon's _Introduction to Typography_ &c.
>> A control to turn it off or on (defaulting to disabling the ligatures) would be okay, but I've had to put a lot of effort into turning off ligatures when letterspacing and it's a pain.
> In older german texts ligatures are not letter spaced. For example:
> B i s m a r ck
> (the ck ligature is not seperated)
Neither was ij in dutch, but ff was separated. Which just goes to show
you that doing letterspacing automatically is hard....
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