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

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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 ...
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Insert negative kern before “Y” in Calabi-Yau

Some pairs of glyphs look more visually appealing when a kern is inserted between the glyphs. For instance, if the word Calabi–Yau is typeset with a font that does not include kerning information for ...
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Can we make ligatures copy-and-pastable?

Is there a straightforward way to make ligatures more copy-and-pastable? I know that by using \usepackage[t1]{fontenc} that many glyphs like accented and umlauted characters become ...
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Suppression of a ligature in XeLaTeX

I'm trying to reproduce an old book with XeLaTeX, and it has the ct ligature but not the st ligature. The Ligatures=Rare option seems to turn either both on or off. Is there a way to select which ...
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System-wide feature file in lualatex

I have a font (Dolly) with f_i and f_l ligatures, which requires a feature file to make them work. Everything works fine using the following: # dolly.fea languagesystem DFLT dflt; languagesystem ...
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Using ligatures from libertine for roman numerals in pdftex

I am using the Linux Libertine font through the libertine-legacy package with pdftex. This font contains nice ligatures for roman numerals, e.g., \LibertineGlyph{tworoman} gives ii. Now I want to use ...
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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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How do I customize a LuaLaTeX cmap?

I'm working on a system that uses database content to produce PDFs in a variety of languages. I'm currently working on Armenian. What we've developed so far uses pdfLaTeX. I made a special encoding ...
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Problem with ConTeXt (MkIV), Hebrew and ligatures

Since I last played with the latest ConTeXt MkIV, there has been introduced this new feature. It now seems to combine Hebrew characters automatically when possible to ligatures. So for example. If I ...
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Libertine's discretionary and historical ligatures with ConTeXt and XeTeX

I would like activate Libertine's discretionary and historical ligatures with ConTeXt and XeTeX compilation. Currently, I'm using this: \definetypeface[Libertine][rm][Xserif][Linux Libertine O] ...
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Typesetting an old Latin ligature with pdftex

I am using pdftex (MiKTeX) to typeset snippets of old texts. I am stuck on how to get the ligature that looks like qz in old latin (1526) (but could be some form of que). For example the third word ...
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Can PDF search find words with ligatures in XeLaTeX-documents?

Is there some way allow PDF search to find words with ligatures? I use XeLaTeX. \documentclass{book} \begin{document} Prefix. \end{document} In the resulting pdf file, searching for the word ...
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Removing ligatures for small caps in TeX4HT

The Amazon Kindle has a default font which features small caps and ligatures, but not ligatures for small caps. For this reason, when it sees ligatures (even common ones, such as "ff"), it renders them ...
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Disabling selected ligatures with microtype

With a font in T1 encoding, using pdfTeX and the package microtype, I'd like to disable the ligatures for "ff" and "ffi", but keep the ligature for "fi". If I type in the preamble ...
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Incorrect font for ligated glyphs, bold-italics combination, Libertine font

Would appreciate your help with the following code: \begin{definition} The \textbf{confidence interval (CI)} for ... \end{definition} The problem is that the letters "fi" within the word ...
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Problem with fourier package and expert option [closed]

I am compiling some documents using pdfLaTeX and I have installed the expert Type1 files (.pfb and .pfm) for the Adobe Utopia fonts in order to use the fourier package with the expert option, which ...
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Ligature suppression algorithm fails if the word in question contains an Umlaut (dieresis) before the ligature

This is a follow-up posting prompted by Taco Hoekwater's recent excellent answer to a question I posed a few months ago. It concerns the use of the ligature suppression algorithm for words (mainly, ...
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Suppress certain ligatures generally

Whether or not certain ligatures should be used (if available in a font) is a least in theory depending on the language used. For example traditional German texts would not have an "ffl" ligature but ...
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Disable ligatures when using mk4ht to create html

How can I easily disable all ligatures, when converting my LaTex-file to html? For the html-generation I am using the command-line mk4ht htlatex file.tex 'xhtml,charset=utf-8' ' -cunihtf -utf8 ...
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Using active characters to swap fonts?

I should probably say in advance that this question is inspired by sheer bloody-mindedness, and also apologize in advance if it's unanswerable or just silly. I've gotten it into my head that when I ...
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pdf files show “fi”, but searching for or copying them does not work

When I pdflatex text containing "fi", e.g. "infinite", the resulting pdf-file looks correct, e.g. "infinite" is shown in the text. But when I search the pdf file for "infinite", 0 occurrences are ...
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Ligatures disabling

I want to disable ligatures when I am typing letters, however, I need '--' to be joined to a long dash. Is it possible to make this? Now I am avoiding it like this \usepackage{microtype} ...
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Activating ligatures with typescript in ConTeXt (MkIV)

I've have the following example where i try to enable ligatures for the font Kaffeesatz \definefontfeature[yanone-default][mode=node, kern=yes, liga=yes, dlig=yes] \starttypescript [sans] [yanone] ...
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Switching off ligatures in LuaLaTeX

In order to switch off ligatures for a whole document using LuaLaTeX, I put the following lines into the preamble: \usepackage{fontspec} \defaultfontfeatures{Ligatures={NoRequired, NoCommon, ...
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Ligatures in figures and pdftex

In the following example, the 'ff' ligature in the figure labels (in 'differential') disappears when pdflatex is used, but the fault does not occur if latex-dvips-ps2pdf is used instead. Both lualatex ...
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Small-caps, old-style numbers, and some ligatures produce odd symbols in PDF copy text?

This is a problem I've had consistently with XeLaTeX. Here's a small example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[Ligatures=TeX,Numbers={OldStyle,Proportional}]{Minion Pro} ...
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How to suppress the operation of a luatex-defined macro on a string if the string is part of macro or a label

I'm working towards creating a lualatex-based package that lets users automatically suppress the use of ligatures (for now, ff, fi, fl, ffi, ffl, and ft) for selected words. (For background see this ...
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ligature with special characters: fī

I am using a lot of special characters such as ā, ī, ū, š, ṣ, ḥ, ḫ and so on. I just spotted that sometimes this causes problems with ligatures for example the fi-ligature, if the dot on the i is a ...
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In lualatex, hyphenation doesn't seem to work for words that contain certain ligatures

It would seem that hyphenation does not work properly under LuaLaTeX if the hyphenation points occur at places where TeX inserts ligatures. Consider the following MWE, which (i) provides hyphenation ...
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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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Using ligatures as Unicode

I use TeX Live. See my example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \begin{document} Check ligatures: first % here I have ligature for "fi" \end{document} ...
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Ligature suppression with proper hyphenation and comprehensive word list?

[Update: It's been pointed out that my question(s) here weren't clear (or were too hidden). So I inserted red stars at the points where the questions appear.] In The TeX Book, D.E.K. gives "shelfful" ...
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How to make the rmligs script available globally on Windows?

Hopefully on-topic as about "(La)TeX related software and tools" I just learned about the rmligs script. Since it isn't available through MiKTeX (and neither through TeX Live), I downloaded the ...
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Any suggestions/requests for features for a new package that allows disabling ligatures for (pre)selected words?

I'm starting to put together a LaTeX package, which I hope to distribute broadly, that provides lualatex code to disable ligation of character pairs and triplets for selected words (globally within ...
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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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Porting the luatex/ConTeXt module “translate” to lualatex

In this question, which I posted a few weeks ago to TeX Stack Exchange, I asked how one should go about disabling specific ligatures (such as ff, fi, fl, and ffl) automatically for a list of ...
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babel shorthand "| doesn't work in macros

The package babel with the ngerman option (and most other languages as well, but not english) provides the shorthand "|, which prevents a ligature at the given position (see p. 81 of the babel ...
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XeLaTeX fontspec Century Gothic not using ligatures

I'm trying to use my Century Gothic TrueType font in a document, but it's failing to use the fl and fi ligatures. The input's below: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xltxtra} ...
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Placing the un-ligatured text in the OCR layer

I was reading Why can't "fi" be separated when being copied from a compiled pdf? and had a thought: I know that v1.4 and up PDF documents have an OCR layer. Would it be possible to have ...
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Why can't “fi” be separated when being copied from a compiled pdf?

I notice that in a pdf file compiled from Latex, "fi" such as in "field" cannot be separated as "f" and "i" when copying text out of the pdf file. I wonder why and if this can be changed? Thanks and ...
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Easily assign undefined ligatures with pdfLaTeX?

Ulrike Fischer showed how Linux Libertine's special ligatures are accessible. Even though she also pointed me at a chapter of the LaTeX Graphics Companion, I'm not really sure how to get these ...
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Can one (more or less) automatically suppress ligatures for certain words?

One of the major attractions -- for me at least -- of typesetting my papers in (La)TeX is its automated and fully transparent use of typographic ligatures. However, as Knuth pointed out in the ...