[XeTeX] Ligatures question

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Tue Jun 2 17:27:14 CEST 2009

On Jun 2, 2009, at 11:00 AM, Nicolas Vaughan wrote:

> Is there a way I can get automatically the "ae", "Ae", "oe" and "Oe"  
> ligatures in XeLaTeX, without the need of looking for the glyphs in  
> the unicode table?

Properly, those aren't ligatures, but diphthongs and should be used  
when linguistically appropriate or when specifically trying to achieve  
an ``antique'' effect, but said effect should not rise to the level of  
affectation which will interfere w/ reading the text.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.

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