I’m retiring Ligatures.js

Just a quick post to let people know that I’m retiring ligatures.js – my little script that substituted in ligatures on web pages. I’m leaving it up for posterity, but I don’t recommend that people use it moving forward.

Why? I think it makes a lot more sense to use the text-rendering: optimizeLegibility; CSS declaration. It’s more future friendly, and avoids some of the pitfalls that my javascript solution presented. It’s not without it’s own issues – read more about it.

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Ligatures.js – the Plugin!

ligatures-js – the WordPress Plugin

Developer Dave Ross contacted me today to let me know he used my ligatures.js script as the basis for a simple WordPress plugin.

It works quite simply – you install the plugin, and then in it’s control panel, you enter the CSS selectors that you want the ligatures script to apply to.

I’ve even installed it on this site.

Thanks, Dave, for whipping up this plugin. I hope others out there find it useful as well.

Go try it out!

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