[XeTeX] Ligatures question

Nicolas Vaughan nivaca at gmail.com
Tue Jun 2 20:16:11 CEST 2009

I am typesetting a bilingual Latin-Spanish work. For the Latin, I am using
old-style ligatures ("st", "ct", etc.) and dypthong ligatures. I believe
they look beautiful---even in a modern edition.
I agree with Fr. Michael: of course not all combinations of "ae", "oe",
etc., are dypthongs.


On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 1:09 PM, Fr. Michael Gilmary <
FrMichaelGilmary at maronitemonks.org> wrote:

> Nicolas Vaughan wrote:
>  I need them not for French, but for Latin.
> Hi Nicholas!
> Depending on what texts your using, I do have an "exceptions" list for the
> Vulgate Bible, i.e., a list of words/names which have 'ae' or 'oe' which
> don't take the digraph/ligature (for example, the names Michael, Israel,
> etc., or the words aer, aes, etc.).
> --
> United in adoration of Jesus,
> fr. michael gilmary, mma
> Most Holy Trinity Monastery
> 67 Dugway Road
> Petersham, MA 01366-9725
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