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

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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 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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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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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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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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A Big fancy “Q”

One time I remember seeing a Q ligature in \setmainfont{EB Garamond} (fontspec, EB Garamond, etc.) that involved a wonderful long swash. Now I don't know how to get it. Contrary to most other ...
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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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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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How can I stop LaTeX from converting two hyphens to a single hyphen when loading package fontenc?

In the following minimal test document, I can have two hyphens appear as two hyphens (which is what I want): \documentclass[letterpaper]{article} \begin{document} A hyphen: \texttt{-} Two hyphens: ...
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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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How do I prevent LaTeX from creating en-dash and em-dash?

All over the internet, there's this question on how to make LaTeX do the en-dash and em-dash. I have the opposite problem. I have some text from which I am generating HTML and LaTeX outputs. The ...
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\pdfglyphtounicode with XeTeX

One well known problem with using the font Linux Libertine (presumably other fonts too), is that its many ligatures are not recognized in the resulting pdf-file, so that it's not possible to search ...
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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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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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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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Ligatures: why “fi”, but not “fj” as well?

My university name is "FJFI", with e-mail/web addresses containing lowercase "fjfi". Then "fi" gets ligatured whereas "fj" does not, and the result looks a bit strange. My question is, which ...
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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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Combining mark over ligature (Devanagari)

I want to typeset the combination m̐llo in Devanagari with XeLaTeX. When I use the correct Unicode ल्ँलो, there is no ligature of the ls. When I place the candrabindu on the ligature the o is not ...
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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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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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A ligature for she/he

A Compulsory Edit For Everyone Who Wonders About Its Usage : OK I'm using this s/he thing quite a few times in the thesis and since ⚧ (transgender unicode symbol) is even in the list, I thought this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Dealing with word boundaries in a pl file

What is the easiest way to express replacement rules like “If a letter follows, replace ‘s’ by ‘ſ’” and “If a non-letter/word-boundary follows, replace ‘g’ by ‘g.final’” in a pl file? Context I am ...
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Chartwell fonts and changing colour with ligatures

Bit of a niche question. There is a beautiful set of TrueType fonts called Chartwell designed for producing graphs from text. I am trying to get these to work in Latex. I have switched to Xe(La)tex, ...
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Accessing the Fancy /es/ Ligature Without Lua-/Xe-Latex

This is in LuaLaTeX with fontspec and \setmainfont{EB Garamond}. The first is rendered for \emph{es} and the second separates the letters with \emph{e\mbox{}s}. I find the former ligature very ...
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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. ...