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Very recently I discovered a new "trick". If I copy some text from a website onto Word and then copy and paste the text into a post, the editor prompts me to download it as an image. See below

An excerpt from Macbeth [source]

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Here is the same excerpt but following late 18th-century typography and spelling convention, the text has been modified. Note also the missing line from the previous version and the indention which I added. Alas, I failed in my quest to find the ct ligature character needed in the word “Function”.

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and here's a joke, this is the source

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Here I replaced the capital letters with lowercase, changed the font but left the formatting alone

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Cool! No?

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    Related, although the questioner said Word pastes normally. I would consider this a bug since this isn’t desirable behavior. Some people draft their posts in Word but it does need to be text when posted for accessibility reasons. – Laurel Jan 10 at 8:53
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    @Laurel But there are also advantages to posting texts correctly formatted with special characters and fonts. I just spent an hour searching for the unicode for the ct ligature but with no success. commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Latin_small_ligature_Ct.svg – Mari-Lou A Jan 10 at 10:34
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    There is no reason why you can't provide transcribed text as well as an image. It's just having only an image that's a problem. This seems like a useful feature as something to add to an existing post. – Jason Bassford Jan 10 at 17:21

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