Is this a call for intolerance—by someone who advocates diversity and tolerance? The contents of EULAs are, in the end, a business decision. It doesn’t make sense to draw the shame card for this.
It is silly for someone from outside the Dutch language community, to tell the Dutch how to improve their spelling.
Simon, I’m sorry. I didn’t read careful enough.
The question is: How bad are those mistakes? If those mistakes are nothing more than a slight deviation from what the kerning should be, then those mistakes are not a real problem. (Perhaps many of those mistakes only concern uncommon pairs.)
So, whenever the design of a font would allow it, an unconnected “fi” ligature would be the best way to ligate the “f” while retaining the identity of “ij” as a letter.
To me, “fiets” with ligature, looks weird directly after “fijne” without ligature. It looks inconsistent. I would prefer this:
Perhaps it looks weird because both “ij” and “ie” represent a single vowel—and with the ligature in “fiets”, half of the vowel is connected with the “f”. In “fiets”, “i” and “e” belong together, not “f” and “i”. Compare with “mies” in the image below.