Display and do not convert strings

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Re: Display and do not convert strings

Post by Lembasts » Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:47 pm

Thanks - I really liked Cascadia Code. Maybe there is a way to turn off ligatures as an option? Ill leave that in your capable hands.

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Re: Display and do not convert strings

Post by Alexander Riedel » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:05 pm

I have been looking around for the past few hours. There is absolutely zero documentation on how to influence ligature substitution (that I could find). We will keep looking.
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Re: Display and do not convert strings

Post by Alexander Riedel » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:40 pm

There are some font editors which allow you to remove the ligature table and save the font without it. For obvious reasons we don't want to get into modifying other people's fonts, but if you want to create a modified copy for yourself, that could be an option.
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Re: Display and do not convert strings

Post by Lembasts » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:53 pm

Just fyi - This link suggests that IDEs can be programmed to disable ligatures:
https://intellij-support.jetbrains.com/ ... -ligatures

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Re: Display and do not convert strings

Post by Lembasts » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:56 pm

but it might not be that straightforward - it appears even microsoft dont want to go down that path:
https://developercommunity.visualstudio ... ure-o.html
Dont know about font editing - maybe they will release a ligature free version of cascadia code sometime...

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Re: Display and do not convert strings

Post by Alexander Riedel » Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:33 pm

Visual Studio Code has an option for that too. It appears that in .NET there is a way to suppress some of that. But since it is not officially documented (yet), there might be side effects.
Have you considered asking the authors of the font? Generating a ligature table free version is quite simple from what I can see.
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Re: Display and do not convert strings

Post by Lembasts » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:20 pm

Good news! It seems there are many like me so they recently released a ligature free version.
https://github.com/microsoft/cascadia-code/releases
It really is a cool font!