On 02/04/2016 10:13 PM, Hans Hagen wrote:
> On 2/4/2016 9:27 PM, Pablo Rodriguez wrote:
>> [...]
>> The ff-ligature prevents hyphenation with TeX Gyre Pagella, but not with
>> MinionPro. (This is the opposite of what I reported before.)
> it depends on the complexity of the ligature .. ff is not so much an 
> issue but you can have ff + i = ffi etc and we need to deal with kerning 
> too (it depends a bit on how the opentype features are applied and we 
> can handle quite some weird ligature implementations)
> the latest mechanism in context can deal with quite some situations but 
> at some point has to make decisions (in order not to loose for instance 
> kerns; double chained ligatures would result in way more overhead and is 
> not worth the trouble)
> one might wonder if we never had these  f[fil] ligatures of if ancient 
> technology had provides hundreds of them combining upto 4 characters etc 
> etc.

Many thanks for the explanation, Hans.

I see the decisions ConTeXt has to make may be compromises in some cases.

Many thanks for your help again,

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