{ligatures} occur where two or more graphemes are joined as a single glyph.

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Ligatures for fi, fl, ffl do not work for Times New Roman (XeLaTeX)

When I compile the code below with XeLaTeX (using TeXworks), ligatures for Times New Roman do not show. Instead, I just get singular characters. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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Linux libertine, the {\l} character, ligatures, and T1 fontenc

If I understand correctly from the answers to this question, the default OT1 encoding will not get me enough "font space" for the proper \l character. On the other hand, I can't seem to get ligatures ...
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How to keep both Mapping=arabicdigits and Ligatures=TeX in this MWE?

Please consider the MWE below: MWE - scenario 1 \documentclass[demo]{scrartcl} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage[locale=mashriq,numerals=mashriq,abjadjimnotail=true]{arabic} % ...
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Generating ligature from the encoding file

I have an encoding file with some tex encoding, I have to use the ligature and kerning instruction for the encoding to make a replacement two char into a single ligature. It looks like the following: ...
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Getting ligatures of Qv with Linux Libertine

In old texts in Danish, the letter combination Qv was common and more or less worked like Qu in English. Now the code \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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Can or will pdf with MinionPro produced by ps2pdf allow to search for words with ligatures, such as “final”?

This is either a question or an encouragement, depending on the situation. If a pdf typeset with latex and made into a pdf with ps2pdf contains the word "final", searching for that word in the pdf ...
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Disabling ligatures also disables kerning

I am using Adobe Minion Pro (mostly because of its maths support), but I don't want to use the 'Th' ligature. This decision is based on guidance from Bringhurst's Elements of Typographic Style. I ...
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luaLaTeX Junicode font typesetting of ji and ii

\documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Junicode} \begin{document} \noindent ji\\ ii\\ j\mbox{}i\\ i\mbox{}i \end{document} is rendered by lualatex with dotless i on the ...
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How to get access to this special character?

I just bought the font Uberschrift which brings tons of ligatures with it, but u nfortunately I'm not able to get access to them. I tried to find out wich is the symbol's name and this is what ...
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wrong sorting in index (ligatures) \/

My MWE, \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{book} \usepackage{makeidx} \makeindex \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.mst} heading_prefix "{\\bfseries\\hfil " heading_suffix ...
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How add my own ligature

I would like to add one char from otf font in xelatex as ligature. 'łł' = 'some char number in font' How make it? How tell for xelatex this char is a ligature of two letter 'ł' and 'ł'
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En-dash instead of two short dashes for page range in bibliography

Since I'm working with the fontspec package, using the Segoe UI font (actually, let me include a secondary question here: which font would you prefer for a scientifical paper on influenza, keeping in ...
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Prevent ligature in verbatim text

I was looking at Problem with hyphen in URL when using fancyvrb with hyperref but cannot quite understand the solution so cannot apply it to my problem. I am getting an unwanted ligature in verbatim ...
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Ligatures missing

The MWE is: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{avant} \renewcommand*{\rmdefault}{\sfdefault} ...
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Suppress specific ligature in XeLaTeX

Is there a way to selectively disable a specific ligature in XeLaTex? I cannot see how. The selnolig package seems to do what I need but I don't even know how to use Lualatex with my Texshop setup on ...
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How to force use of a normal 's' and how to suppress ligatures when using Gothic font?

I want to use a gothic font for some headings, but the 's' character looks more like a 'f' which makes it really hard to read at times. I know it's meant to look like that, but according to the Font ...
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The quote symbol in LuaLatex [duplicate]

I have a document which are previously compiled with regular pdflatex with \usepackage{times}, the typographic quote symbols are generated correctly as: And once I started to use LuaLatex with: ...
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Ligatures and hyphenations: the effect of empty brace groups {}

For the following example, \hsize =2in shelf{}ful shelf{}ful shelf{}ful rot{}ten rot{}ten shelf{}ful shelf{}ful shelf{}ful shelf{}ful shelf{}ful rot{}ten rot{}ten shelf{}ful shelf{}ful \bye The ...
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Fontspec en- and em-dash ligatures

When producing en- or em-dashes with fontspec enabled i XeLaTeX, the ligatures are not produced, it simply prints -- and ---. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Linux ...
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How can I prevent LaTeX from creating en-dash with T1 encoding? [duplicate]

I'm writing a documentation for a command line tool. I typeset command line options with \texttt (eg. \texttt{--help}) because \verb doesn't work in footnote. This works fine with OT1 font encoding. ...
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for greek: insert minimal spacing, add point for hyphenation

I want to define for greek a command/shortcut similar to the german "|, which inserts minimal space and marks the (by far) preferred point for hyphenation. Additionally I need a second ...
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setting kerning for a glyph and a ligature

How can one specify in PL-file the kerning for a glyph and a ligature (say, digit and en-dash) except for setting it for the first part of the ligature (which I would like to avoid)?
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Disabling ligatures in section headings

I've redefined my section headings to be \Huge but I don't like the ff and fi ligatures at this size, how can I disable ligatures for sections or above a certain pt size? I'm using pdflatex with the ...
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Differences regarding kerning and ligaturing when using the MacTex2013 and MacTeX2014 versions of LuaLaTeX with .ttc fonts

This posting is a follow-up to the postings Can't generate ligatures with LuaLaTeX under TeXLive 2014 when using certain fonts and LuaLaTeX, fontspec, .ttc fonts and kerning (Optima on Mac OS). I have ...
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What is happening to the quotes?

Here is my MWE: %!TEX TS-program = xelatex \documentclass[a4paper]{report} \usepackage{xltxtra} \defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text} \setromanfont{Times New Roman} \begin{document} ``abcde'' ...
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List of LaTeX ligatures [duplicate]

Is there a comprehensive list of the LaTeX ligatures in basic font(s)? Besides the long dashes formed by -- and ---, and some two and three letter combinations that start with f (like fi), I can't ...
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TeX definitions of `` and '' [duplicate]

Where and how does TeX define the character sequence `` and '' ? From the TeX * prompt, how does one "show" the definition?
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Arabic Vowels not appearing

I'm trying to write this word with the circled vowels but I'm not being able to, can someone help? When I'm writing with the vowels, it is becomming like الله An example: ...
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Disabling ligatures in xelatex like rmligs

Ligatures set by Latex are often wrong in German (i.e. between combined words like "Auflaufform"). To set these words correct I often use rmligs which is a great tool to disable ligatures when the use ...
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Can I use microtype (or something else) to 'amend' a ligature's spacing?

Say I have the following source: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xparse} \ExplSyntaxOn \NewDocumentCommand \Dash { } { \leavevmode \unskip \nobreak \hspace{\halfspace} \textemdash ...
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Finding/Removing ligature from Tex

Is there anyway to find and remove ligatures from tex file? Sometimes when I copy/paste a text to Winedt, it shows perfect, but when I compile it to Pdf, some issues appear, e.g. finding becomes ...
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Why does using small caps break endash ligatures in lualatex?

I've spent most of my day trying to migrate a project from pdftex tolualatex. The experience has been mostly positive but there are a few gotchas I can't make heads or tails of. Most recently I've ...
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Complex ligatures in Devanāgarī

Ligatures are known to the Western European languages, however it isn't that common to spot vertical or complex form of them. As an exercise in typography I tried to get some complex ligatures in ...
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Old ligatures in Siṇhala

I am trying to reproduce a term from an old Siṇhala-English dictionary. I have checked several fonts and the best candidates for the job seemed coming from the Bhashitha font family. The font contains ...
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Why aren't backtics giving me curly quotes?

I'm using the appropriate keystrokes to get curly quotes, but I'm not getting them. What is wrong here? \documentclass[nols,nohyper,openany, letterpaper]{tufte-book} ...
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Suppress 2-letter ligature when 3-letter ligature would apply

Automatic handling of ligatures in TeX seems notoriously difficult but I was wondering whether in a font that has an ff and an fl ligature but no ffl one, it was possible to suppress the usage of any ...
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Can't generate ligatures with LuaLaTeX under TeXLive 2014 when using certain fonts

Consider the following MWE: % !TEX TS-program = lualatex \documentclass{article} \listfiles \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[Ligatures={Common,Rare}]{Hoefler Text} \begin{document} ff fi fl ffi ffl ...
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Luatex ligatures after \newpage [closed]

I am seeing some very strange behavior with LuaLaTeX. It is hard to describe, so I will begin with a MWE: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{fontspec} %\defaultfontfeatures{Ligatures={Common, TeX}} ...
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Reliance on “default” ligatures (!`, two hyphens, two straight apostrophes, etc.)

A number of symbols seem to be normally invoked through ligature mechanisms. (Correct me if I'm wrong.) Let's have a look at which ligatures normally exist in encodings/fonts: true ligatures (for ...
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xelatex compilation of devanagari documents looks BAD!

Here is the MWE: \documentclass[b5paper]{memoir} \usepackage{fontspec, polyglossia, devanagaridigits} \setmainfont[Script=Devanagari, Scale=1.5]{DejaVu Sans} \newcommand{\devanagarinumeral}[1]{% ...
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XeLaTeX font choice for separable ligatures in PDF, redux

I've read previous question/answers on this topic (e.g. this), but am still in the dark. The problem I'm trying to solve: Which font combination for XeLaTeX will at the same time provide a legible and ...
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XeTeX and Roboto: No Ligatures

I'm trying to use the Roboto Font Family with XeTeX (or LuaTeX). When I'm writing a Document in XeTeX, no ligatures are used (but there are used on Android, so ligatures should be there). otfinfo ...
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How to make ligatures searchable and copiable in LuaTeX? [closed]

I have a problem with ligatures in LuaLaTeX when using the font Adobe Minion Pro. The fi ligature displays fine but is neither searchable nor copiable. If I copy it, I get some Asian character. ...
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unwanted en-dash ligature with lualatex but not with xelatex

I am trying to generate PDF documentation out of Pandoc Markdown README document. Here is MWE: \documentclass[english,]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{ifxetex,ifluatex} \ifnum ...
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Why and since when does \mathrm render ligatures?

As explained in answer to this question and several others as well as in various other ressources, \mathrm is for setting upright math symbols (and may thus cause problems when used for text). So if, ...
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two t characters next to each other form one tt glyph

I am using xelatex and linux libertine font. When I write in my text something that contains two t characters next to each other, such as "rotten", it changes these two ts into one tt character. It ...
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Fontspec and Ligatures

I understand that if I typeset using Lualatex or Xelatex, and include the following in the preamble: \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{XYZ} Then system-wide non-latex fonts can be used ...
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Selectively disable dash ligatures in LuaLaTeX

With pdfLaTeX, I can print two hyphens using -{}-. This does not seem to work in LuaLaTeX. Indeed, the following snippet \documentclass{minimal} \begin{document} en dash -- two dashes -{}- ...
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How can I separate an fl ligature in Libertine?

I am having trouble to understand the ligatures behaviour of the Linux Libertine font. I want to use all ligatures that are possible to have (Ligatures={TeX}) but would like to disable single cases. ...
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How do ligatures work?

The TeXbook doesn't explain ligatures more than presenting the existing ones, the same for TeX By Topic. So, how are they defined? Is there a third way besides active characters and control sequences ...