On July 17, 2005, I found that Unicode had symbols for
which many common fonts implemented. These elegant remnants of the days of
quality typesetting are conspicously absent from almost every webpage I have
use them naturally, as do all other good typesetting
and layout programs. Not only do they look better (compare the text below in
various fonts for some examples), they also give the document a more professional
Since I found the Unicode entities, I have been going through
the code of this site by hand (or
script), changing appropriate letter combinations into ligatures.
If you notice a mistake or an absent ligature, noting that each font
implements a different set, please let me know.
If anyone would like to implement these features in their
text formatting programs,
I (and the rest of the font-loving nerds out there) would greatly appreciate
it. I have found that all of the default fonts for modern operating systems
, various ﬂavors of
) all implement at least the
“ﬁ” and “ﬂ” ligatures, so it is
possible to make a general implementation work.