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

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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 ...
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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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Turning off TeXnical enhancements

I want to create a table for comparing TeX's typography with that of (approximated) other document solutions. I'd like to turn off all TeXnical enhancements for a single column of text—no ligatures, ...
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Removing “st” ligature in Humanist font [duplicate]

By default, the humanist font joins "st" into a single ligature. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{humanist} \begin{document} \hminfamily Compare: straight versus s{}traight \end{document} I've ...
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Using ligatures from Linux Libertine for numbering sections and in TOC

The old Libertine package, which worked with pdfTeX, included a command \libertineGlyph{}. \libertineGlyph{Fourroman} printed Ⅳ But how can I get these roman numbers used for numbering sections ...
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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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Monotype Gill Alt One MT and the fi fl ligatures

I have previously received help with getting the fi and fl ligatures working with the Berling font and now I found myself trying to do the same with the Gill Alt One MT font. The same approach does ...
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How to have exactly “>>>” in a report

In my latex article, I do have to use the 3 following chars >>> . However after compiling my latex code, the displayed content is far from being >>>, but gives two chars instead : »> . How can I ...
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Use \ae ligature in bibliography [duplicate]

I have a reference containing a name: Hornbaek. The author's used a ligature when writing their name. The citation uses Hornb\aek, which doesn't work in the bibliography, but does work in text. Here's ...
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How can I suppress a terminal ligature?

The standard techniques for suppressing ligatures, such as inserting an empty group, or placing the characters that would normally form a ligature individually in groups, do not seem to work for ...
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How can I highlight ligatures?

I'd like to highlight all the ligatures used in a document similar to the image below as an attempt to show off some of TeX's tender loving care for the font being used. Is there a way to do this ...
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why “ff” displays strange using unicode encoding vs. iso-8859-1 in HTML output from tex4ht?

I understand that one should (?) be using UNICODE for html. But using this with tex4ht, always makes "ff" look strange. Why does this happen for "ff"? and based on this test below, should one instead ...
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Simple transliteration in LaTeX (for Latin)

I would like to typeset the same latin text in two or more "spellings". My source is a modernized spelling (distinguishing i/j, u/v) and I would like to display it both with and without this ...
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How to use en-dash with Cambria fonts? [duplicate]

When using non-TeX fonts in LuaTeX I can produce en-dashes in the usual way by typing two dashes together --: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec}%use luatex \setmainfont{Cambria} ...
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Enabling c_t and longs_t without enabling s_t ligatures

I'm using the Hoefler Text font in xelatex with long s: \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[Contextuals=Inner]{Hoefler Text} But I want to use the ct ligature (it's from the Rare set): ...
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How to print all ligatures in a given font? [duplicate]

For comparison purposes (between fonts), is there a way to print all available ligatures in a given font? Where do those ligatures reside in the font map?
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How to get ligatures in beamer? [duplicate]

While this \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \begin{document} fi 10\% \end{document} produces ligatures, this: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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How to use fontspec with opentype fonts when ligatures are a separate font

I am just learning LATEX. Have been wanting to for years, doing quite well (at 60) and many years of programming are making it a joy! I am using fontspec to load some fonts directly from a ...
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How do I get Libertine + Libertine in math mode + historical ligatures + french-style?

I would like to write a document using: Libertine; Libertine in a correct math mode; Historical ligatures; French style of mathematics (upright greek letters and capital letters). I know I should ...
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Cannot copy text from the simplest PDF file?

Consider the following code: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} We define multiplication by $$v_1x = 0,\quad v_2x = v_1,\quad v_1y = -v_1,\quad v_2y = v_1$$ \end{document} which looks ...
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luatex 0.76 failed to generate some ligatures [closed]

I installed texlive 2013 today. After installation, luatex cannot generate ligatures for "fi fl ff", but it can for `` '' ---. xetex works perfectly here, after update. MWE: \documentclass{article} ...
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Xelatex beamer Calibri: how to suppress unwanted ligatures [duplicate]

Solution: \setsansfont[Ligatures={NoRequired,NoCommon,NoContextual}]{Calibri} I'm no typographer, therefore I didn't know the techinical terms, but this Wikipedia article describes it: ...
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Change the way XeTeX sees a string before running/building PDF

For some reason, I'm really struggling to articulate my question, so let me apologise in advance. I may not be approaching this from the right angle. I'm working in XeTeX (and it's far too late to ...
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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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How I can add my own language [closed]

I wrote an artificial language (conlang). What I can add my own language in LaTeX? Conlang has more letters than English (utf8 and some ligatures) and specyfic hyphenations. Where is simple/minimal ...
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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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biblatex translation with wrong ligature

I'm playing around with biblatex at the moment. It works nice, but there is a problem with a translation of "Ed." (edition) to "Aufl." (Auflage). The translation is correct but it has a wrong ligature ...
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Should I use the font encoding LY1 with the package libertine?

I normally use \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} without giving it any thought. The package libertine seems to provide more ligatures with the LY1 encoding. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{libertine} ...
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Difference between {} and \/ for breaking ligatures

The Guide to LaTeX (4th ed.) states that \/ is used to break up ligatures (p. 30 and p. 469), which I thought was standardly done with {}. As \/ is normally known to insert an italic correction (see ...
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Which ligatures do the fonts used in my document offer?

This is a follow-up question to: How do I know which ligatures are used in my document? In order to know which ligatures I might consider disabling (I have in mind microtype's \DisableLigatures ...
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How do I know which ligatures are used in my document?

In order to know which ligatures I might consider disabling, I would like to know which ones are actually used in my document. (Which ligatures are provided by a font is a more general question; I ...
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Removing ligatures when using fontspec

This is a follow-up question to Currency symbol: French franc. Consider the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{siunitx} \DeclareRobustCommand*{\myfranc}{% ...
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Deciding Which Glyphs to Use in Font Encoding

I wanted to use one of my favorite fonts, Crimson, while still maintaining full support from the microtype package. Since XeTeX and LuaTeX are not fully supported by the microtype package (as of ...
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Why is there a word boundary in “ßv”?

I have made a blackletter font (http://www.linta.de/Jena1330, although this may instead be a generic thing, which just usually does not show up due to absence of initial and final replacements) for ...
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Constructing general ligatures

I know that LaTeX has macros \ae, \oe etc. for the standard ligatures (i.e. æ, œ). Is there a more general way to construct ligatures in the equation environment? I'm working in the language of ...
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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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Activating fi and fl ligatures with fontspec for Berling font

I have a font named Berling containing fi and fl ligatures on glyph 109 and 110. How can I activate these with lualatex? For the moment I am trying: \documentclass[a4paper]{memoir} ...
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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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How does one make two characters active?

In russian babel, it's possible to write << to get a russian opening quote character. However, some fonts that have such character (like the one provided by anttor package) don't use that and ...
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Linux Libertine ligatures / T1

The libertine package documentation says It is recommended that the font encoding be set to T1 or LY1 but the default OT1 encoding is also supported. \documentclass{article} % ...
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Can ligatures be enabled for Palatino and pdflatex?

Can I enable ligatures for the Palatino font or can I somehow find out if they are in the package for pdflatex in the first place? Edit: MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathpazo} ...
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How to automatically adjust the emdash length according to current language?

In Russian typography the emdash, which is typed as the ligature --- in LaTeX, is 20% shorter than the standard emdash. The babel package cares this difference so that --- prints a shorter emdash if ...
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How to suppress a “Rare” ligature that pre-empts a “Common” ligature for the same character pair?

In several documents I'm creating with LuaLaTeX (using MacTeX2012 on a Mac that's running MacOS X 10.7.5), I primarily use the Adobe-issued font Garamond Premier Pro as the main text font. I use this ...
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Problem of Arabic numbers in math mode with 'New TX' math font option [Libertine] compiled by XeLaTeX

Recently i decided to use the Libertine font to write my dissertation, because finally there is kinda math font for Libertine: \usepackage[libertine]{newtxmath}. Since I want to enable of the ...
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How to make page numbering with ligature roman style?

I use roman page number for front matter, I was just wondering, is it possible to make these roman numbers as ligature? See. Roman: and roman:
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Possible to enable historical Ligatures of Libertine font in Ubuntu system?

I searched all of related posts but it seems that there is no solution in this case. I really wann activate the feature of historical Ligatures of Libertine font e.g: In Ubuntu system is it ...
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'r' rendered improperly in Devanagari ligature [closed]

Have bumped into a LaTeX-specific problem (on my current system at least) in typesetting Devanagari: 'r' in conjunct consonants such as 'ntrya' does not render properly (e.g., as न्त्र्य, see image ...