“nrf” books by Gallimard are typeset without any ligature — not even ffi — and that kinda surprises me.

My opinion about ligatures is undecided. They definitely are cool, and a nice thing to have, but the only ones who notice them are the ones knowing about the concept of ligature already.

Show thread

@otini I think one appreciates nice typography even when unable to tell what makes it “nice”. Micro-typography features like ligatures contribute to what makes text nice IMO.

@civodul tbh at size 9 or 10 I find them quite hard to notice if you’re not looking for them

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Functional Café

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!