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Old 05-16-2005, 09:11 AM   #1
Gerry Kowarsky
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It seems to me that Avant Garde offers one of the great unrealized opportunities of the OpenType format. To my knowledge, the ligatures in the original Avant Garde were never included in Type 1 and TrueType versions of the font, at least not in the ones that are widely distributed. Even if the ligatures had been available, using them would have required a great deal of hand setting. I would love to see an OpenType version of Avant Garde with the full complement of ligatures along with contextual substitution rules that would automate the ligatures' use.
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