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[Fwd: [Moderator Action] Re: Arabic letters separated by markup]

From: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 13:41:01 +0900
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Mark Davis wrote:

> It is always possible to replace a ligature by a sequence of shapes which,
> when put together, form the ligature shape.

Yes, although I can think of some traditional Greek ligatures that would be hard to break 
into shape sequences that obviously correspond to the underlying characters. Knowing which 
parts of a Latin fi ligature correspond to which underlying characters, and hence which 
might be rendered as separate and independently coloured shaped, is not difficult. 
Something like the attached graphic is trickier.

John Hudson


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