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I haven't had the opportunity to utilize ligatures recently, but I noticed that ever since I upgraded to Snow Leopard from Leopard, I have been unable to get certain ligatures to display, such as the 'ct' ligature.
Does anyone know what the problem might be and if there is a workaround solution?
I realised a few days ago I know nothing about ligatures involving ellipses - things such as "What did she ..?" or "I said, get your filthy ..!". I couldn't find any useful information from the general internets, and it's certainly not a kind of ligature ever considered for inclusion into the unicode standard. I also couldn't find a thread in the forums here concerning this type of ligature, so my question really is: who has thought about these?
Has anyone ever seen a discussion of this ligature in a book or on the internet? I'd love to know what history it has.
- Mike "Pomax" Kamermans
Darjeeling combines British Elegance and Indian Flavor. It is flared like Optima, with a scent of Bodoni. By layering “Regular” and “Ornaments” over each other you will create astounding pieces of colorful typography. Additionally there is “Regnaments” which combines the two other styles.
Darjeeling is great as a display font, but also perfectly legible at text sizes. Use the ornaments only to add spice to Your design.
Make sure to use applications supporting all these lavish OpenType features like small caps, various sets of figures, fractals and the 102 discretionary ligatures.
Darjeeling has been recently released at myfonts:
I have been working on a new script similar to Fugu. Where Fugu was very relaxed and informal, there is a bit of attitude with Nori. It is a bit more expressive,
I'm making my first font, and releasing betas as I make any little bit of progress (in the same way as open source projects do, since my background is PHP programming).
Is a nice bold condensed script with plenty of ligatures and final forms alternates.
For me is a learning experience, so any feedback is highly appreciated.
You can download it for free from the lobster font mini-site.
Google now has the reading abilities of a teenager and can read f-ligatures: “[T]he characters fi can... be represented as two characters (f and i) or a special display form ﬁ. A Google search for [financials] or [office] used to not see these as equivalent – to the software they would just look like *nancials and of*ce. There are thousands of characters like this, and they occur in surprisingly many pages on the Web, especially generated PDF documents.
I want to learn and understand how to use ligatures and glyphs better.
Does anyone know of a helpful book, a guide or an article?
Thanks for the help!
if you like modern and geometric fonts and blackletter as well, have a look at the typophile post »Fracmetrica Black .otf«
the free-font »Fracmetrica Black« is a modern and geometric blackletter with several opentype-features like ligatures, case-sensitives, text figures.
It's kind of condensed and has a high contrast. The typeface's construction is based on an isometric 60°-grid.
This commercial was running on Canadian Discovery Channel for a while now. I don't think I ever saw ligatures used in a TV commercial before. The whole ad is done very well, and this is one of many nice touches in it.
Though the cheese itself I don't like :-)
I just got confirmation that Suomi Script with a fair amount of ligatures is released within 24 hours from MyFonts.
I did not manage 2000 ligatures, but there are al ot of more than just two-glyph ones there.
I have most of them in the pdf here:
Hi, I made this signature for a client and I’m having problems to solve the “ZZ” ligature. If anybody wants to recommend a solution, please, let me know.