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I'm not sure a ligature is the best solution though.
Even a non-connecting ligature?
Christian Thalmann said:
<…> Though admittedly ïï collides in Bold. Who uses that, anyway ?
Christian Munk said:
Another overlooked ligature is the rz-ligature. Not that it is absolutely nescessary, but it can be so elegant when done well. I know I've seen one, but I can't find any pictures of it at the moment. And I guess it's primarily Polish that benefits from such a ligature.
Jack Jennings said:
ïï, fð, fþ all seem like the worst letter combinations to try and pronounce…
John Hudson said:
The German c_h and c_k combinations seem to have entirely fallen out of use in 'antiqua' (roman) typography, where they never looked entirely comfortable anyway. I believe they're still standard for correct blackletter orthography, though.
John Hudson said:
Igor, you could handle that set with a much smaller number of contextual ligating glyphs.
fþ probably follows fl, but does fð want to combine, or separate? does ïï combine to three dots, or…?
There's probably not a right or wrong for some of these, I suppose.
[off topic:] ïï, fð, fþ all seem like the worst letter combinations to try and pronounce…
The sequence ą, is more relevant.
For German: f + Umlaut (ü/ö/ä)
Often, yes. But it depends on the typeface....
And in the font Inknut Antiqua: http://clauseggers.github.io/
Of course I can see that this discussion took place a couple of years ago, so I don't blame anyone for not knowing about these cases. I'm just bringing this topic up to date, because I recently fell over the letter combination, and thought it needed a ligature.
BTW, if you want to support High Valyrian, check whether Qy and Qȳ collide.
Unifraktur Maguntia http://unifraktur.sourceforge.net/ supports:
Some fonts also have longs_c_h, longs_s, longs_longs_k, longs_longs_t, t_t.