fontinst-1.8 pre-release

Richard Walker Richard.Walker@cs.anu.edu.au
Thu, 25 Jun 1998 12:44:54 +1000 (EST)


Thierry Bouche writes:
 >  Which languages use fff? 
 > 
 > germans! (double words, there has been lengthy discussions about
 > compound words tat should or should not be ligatured that way on
 > comp.fonts--however, it's becoming a standard lig for small foundries
 > like Tiro, or Porchez)

e.g. Schifffahrt (the new spelling).  According to Knuth you wouldn't
use an fff ligature there, but ff{}f.  Knuth is not always right about
typography; but I suspect he is right on this point.

Richard.