As a proud representative of ze Poles, I would consider only #5 to be remotely acceptable. However, in a normal reading context it would certainly drive my attention away from the text. Since there i… (View Post)
The classic English examples are surfboard and Kafka.
Note that English does not have any official prohibition against ligatures across the boundaries of compounds like surfboard or offh… (View Post)
I just downloaded the OpenOffice German language extension and unzipped it to check for fj and then, out of curiosity, I looked for fi. The hyphenation dictionary contains 33 entries with an f-i hyph… (View Post)
That’s right, all of these ligatures should be suppressed. InDesign does nothing to prevent it, but there is a script available on Friedrich Forssman’s website to fix that (scroll down all… (View Post)
My personal opinion: The whole concept of intellectual property is inherently misleading. Copyright, patent, trademark and other monopoly rights have different reasons to exist, histories, lengths, g… (View Post)