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Re: Ligature support

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Ligature support
Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2021 18:16:24 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Yuri Khan <yuri.v.khan@gmail.com> writes:

> are some monospaced fonts that I’ve got installed on my machine and
> that have ligatures “fi” and “fl”. And yes, Cousine is currently my
> programming font of choice. And no, I wouldn’t like it to use the fi
> ligature, because it’s drawn with a one cell advance, i.e. it will
> both break alignment and disrupt reading pace.

Do other programs make these into ligatures when you use these fonts?  I

hb-view /usr/share/fonts/truetype/dejavu/DejaVuSansMono.ttf "afib"  -o 

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And as expected, no ligaturing here.  The non-mono font does the
ligature, though:

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