Font Typesetting Function 13: “Discretionary Ligature (dlig)”

I brought up “Latin ligature (liga)” in the previous article. In this article, I would like to introduce “discretionary ligature (dlig).” The name “discretionary ligature” may be difficult to understand. It may mean something like “ligature with discretion.” Oh, this may be even more difficult to understand….

While default usage is assumed in “Latin ligature,” optional usage is assumed in “discretionary ligature.” Ornamental st ligature from Hama Mincho Italic is indicated in the figure. Apart from this, many ligatures can be called up in “discretionary ligature” in this font. For those of you using TP Connect, please try them out.


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