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Thinking about Notan, Ligatures, and the kind of behavior we get from InDesign I was wondering if (for text) it isn't a better idea to make fi ff & ffl ligatures ( etc etc ) out of two or three glyphs kerned into a ligature rather than to use the assigned Opentype 'spaces' because at least in some cases they could be designed to ‘degrade’ from the original design more elegantly when automatically spaced in various ways than a single fixed ligature glyph can. What do you think? Is there any precedent for this? What are the problems with this idea?