[EversonMono] Swap half circles
everson at evertype.com
Sun Dec 7 12:47:00 GMT 2008
On 7 Dec 2008, at 12:31, Yannis Haralambous wrote:
>> Fraktur typewriters had "ch" and other ligatures, didn't they?
> I took a picture of my Fraktur typewriter for you.
Lovely, absolutely lovely. I'm still looking for a Gaelic typewriter
> It has only the ch ligature (and ß, if we can call it a ligature).
> It misses all the other ligatures. For some reason "ch" was
> considered as more important (although, IMHO, "ck" is just as
> important as "ch"...).
Of course Unicode has neither "ch" nor "ck" ligatures.
>> I guess I was thinking of the question of adding support for the
>> ligatures that are at U+FB00..FB06 and the Armenian ones in the
>> same block. I guess if I do I should make them discretionary rather
>> than standard ligatures.
> Those of Armenian are certainly very important, since they are more
> than just "bringing the glyphs closer", in fact they make glyphs
> juggle into something entirely new. I think they are necessary for
> every Armenian font.
I agree, though they aren't particularly splendid squeezed into a
monowidth em of 575. Of course one response to that is to use an em of
1050; I have done that with Linear B for instance.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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