Do you include glyphs for any historical ligatures in fonts?

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Do you include glyphs for any historical ligatures in fonts?

Post by William » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:13 am

Do you include glyphs for any historical ligatures (for example, long s ligatures) in any of your fonts?

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Post by Character55 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:01 pm

To all of your "do you include ..." questions, the only possible answer is: "It depends". It's like asking whether you include faces in your paintings. Is it appropriate to the style of the font or its intended use? Etc.

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Post by Dave Crosby » Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:43 am

Character55 wrote:To all of your "do you include ..." questions, the only possible answer is: "It depends". It's like asking whether you include faces in your paintings. Is it appropriate to the style of the font or its intended use? Etc.
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Post by William » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:20 pm

There is a way of speaking that is widespread in English where the word "you" is used instead of another word. For example, often "you" is used instead of "one" or "someone". It can even occur in interviews in television news broadcasts with the word "you" being used instead of "the government". For example, something like "You can't just put tax up just anytime you feel like it".

I wonder if my question is being read as meaning "Should someone include glyphs for any historical ligatures (for example, long s ligatures) in any of his or her fonts?".

Indeed, some people would use "their" instead of "his or her" and some people would just use "his".

Yet I used the word "you" to mean "you".

My own answer would be as follows.

Yes, I include glyphs for some historical ligatures in some of my fonts, though not all of my fonts. For example, my Quest text font and my Chronicle Text fonts both include a number of historical ligatures.

So, I was seeking a collection of individual answers perhaps expanded with links to fonts or to graphics made from the fonts.

Indeed, I was hoping that this thread would also increase interest in historical ligatures and would lead to some people adding them to their own fonts.

I hope that this helps.

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Post by Dick Pape » Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:33 pm

I make fonts, but I don't make alphabets. Last time I made an alphabet I completed much of the upper case and stopped... no LC, numbers, specials or Cyrillic. I didn't publish...

Thus, I don't include ligatures, historical, traditional, ancient, modern, unusual or normal in my fonts.

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