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Disable discretionary ligatures in headings #227

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mecab commented Jan 7, 2016

Hi, I propose to disable discretionary ligatures in heading style because of following reasons:

  1. Open Sans is used for heading font face, but the font does not have discretionary ligatures AFAIK, though it has usual ligatures (liga).

  2. For the letters other than English, it will be default to their sans-serif fonts, and the ligature specification might cause unexpected concatenations. Here's some funny Japanese examples:

    Expected: Word for "build"

    Failed: Consolidated character for "building" (used in media with limited space e.g. newspapers) + sound "do"
    Building + do

    Expected: Word for "france"

    Failed: The set for "franc" + sound "su"
    Franc + su

    I am not sure if such a things happen in other languages, but discretionary ligatures is discretional, so I think it should not be specified in default except the font covers (almost) all language and we know how it combines the characters.


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JohnONolan commented Jan 7, 2016

Fork of the theme is the correct solution for now, in future we'd definitely like to have comprehensive support for i18n

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mecab commented Jan 8, 2016

Thank you for your response, I'll fork the project for now.

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