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bug #39622: Turkish locale inhibits all ligatures

Submitted by:  Rosella Capriotti <rosy58>
Submitted on:  Tue Jul 30 12:05:25 2013  
Category: overall font problemSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: NoneStatus: Need info
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Steve White <Stevan_White>
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: 2012-05-03

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Tue Jul 30 22:01:14 2013, comment #3:

Of course they don't. I wouldn't be surprised if some do, and I also wouldn't be moved.

Let me know if you find some information.

Steve White <Stevan_White>
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Tue Jul 30 18:50:52 2013, comment #2:

Actually all other fonts DO enable other ligatures with Turkish, so as a rule of thumb we can ascertain they're indeed used in Turkish.

Rosella Capriotti <rosy58>
Tue Jul 30 13:39:54 2013, comment #1:

Hi Rosella,

This is as intended. I have read that in Turkish, these ligatures are not used in normal printing. Can you point me to information to the contrary?

E.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typographic_ligature

As to being bad: the ff or fl are designed not to collide, even without ligatures, although the spacing is wider than it would be with ligatures--so the worst doesn't happen. That said, if the fi is not ligated, the spacing of a ligated fl would look even stranger than a non-ligated fl, wouldn't it?

Steve White <Stevan_White>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue Jul 30 12:05:25 2013, original submission:


As you know the fi ligature is forbidden in Turkish, but other ligatures are not (ff, fl, etc...), yet when the locale is set to Turkish, all ligatures indiscriminately are inhibited. This is bad.


Rosella Capriotti <rosy58>


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