[Rolf F. Rehe]
| Your definition of ligatures is correct, but your assumption of what
| Gutenberg used is not. He used three devices:
| * ligatures (many)
| * contractions for multiple letters (a horizontal bar over an 'n'
| indicated that the glyph actually consisted of two, not one, letters
| * some capital letters were cast in different widths.
as far as I recall he used sixteen ligatures - the number is not
important - but surely this was to imitate calligraphy, where the
purpose of ligatures was eastethics (or readability), not
Rolf Lindgren http://www.roffe.com/
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