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 It is not possible to create a ligature substitution that uses the inserted ligature as input in another substitution. TTF and OTF have this limitation in order make it impossible to create substitutions that crashes the computer or printer. If it was possible to make recursive substitutions would the instruction to replace "​a"​ with "​aa"​ result in an infinite string and the computer would crash. It is not possible to create a ligature substitution that uses the inserted ligature as input in another substitution. TTF and OTF have this limitation in order make it impossible to create substitutions that crashes the computer or printer. If it was possible to make recursive substitutions would the instruction to replace "​a"​ with "​aa"​ result in an infinite string and the computer would crash.
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 +====== Support in Other Programs ======
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 +Many programs with support for TTF and OTF formats does not have support for ligatures but the major web browsers has this capacity. Look at the generated HTML file from BirdFonts preview tab for examples on how to use ligatures and other substitutions such as contextual alternates.