[luatex] otf fonts (ligatures, cache, etc.)

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Mon Apr 6 22:01:32 CEST 2009

On Mon, Apr 06, 2009 at 09:04:11PM +0200, Elie Roux wrote:
> I have a few questions about otf support, and the way TeX and ConTeXt  
> handle things. First is it possible to declare ligatures of three  
> glyphs? for example 1/4 (I'm sure there are more pertinent examples in  
> languages I don't know)? I didn't find it in the manual...

You can get as much of ligature components as you want, for example most
Arabic fonts implement الله as one ligature, this is a 4-characters
ligature. However, 1/4 and a like are usually implemented as 'frac' not


 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer
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