> > Javier Bezos wrote:
> > >> >For example, removing the fi ligature in Turkish. Or using an alternate
> > >> >ortography in languages with contextual analysis.
> > >Actually, they aren't, but for some reason Knuth
> > >very likely understands, this information is included
> > >in the tfm files (text font *metrics*).
> It is because the pattern-matching required to identify ligature points
> is almost identical (in the standard English cases) to the
> pattern-matching required for kerning.
[Further interesting explanations follows]
btw, my comment about Knuth is not derogatory at
all. Simply I didn't understand it because I find the
TeX program somewhat difficult to understand (not
being a professional programmer).
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