in work with my new poster contextual typeface I found many L'A in Italian language.
I made contextual 'Lcaron before A' for Slovak language.
My first, simplest idea was ligature replacing
'L apostrophe → Lcaron'
'L quotesingle → Lcaron'
now I'm thinking about the potential problems of such a solution (language system etc.)
I'm not so sure about that L cut from both sides. Starts to lose its integrity and remind something from a Math Kangaroo contest riddle!
For the record, it’s not always simplified, but more often than not. Spacing and size is another difference, apart from the shape. Here are some examples from Czech foundries (Storm, Suitcase, Superior):