One can dream: CSS3 Ligatures

CSS3 Font Ligatures – the w3c draft spec.

It’s part of the draft specification for CSS3, but I can’t find any information on browser support. I’m guessing that right now it’s not supported by any browser yet.

As far as I can tell, the only way to get ligatures on the web right now would be to use HTML replacements, like you find here. This is obviously not preferred from either an accessibility perspective, or an SEO one.

I wonder: would a javascript solution work? After page load, have the script look for strings with replacement ligatures available and substitute them? That would be tricky, based on which ligatures are available in a given font.


Would that be of interest to anyone else?