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

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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 ...
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Controlling fontspec to use certain font features for different fonts in one document

I'm using the font Fontin to prepare a document and have come across a problem when using the discretionary ligatures. The regular font supports the discretionary ligatures, but the bold and italic ...
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Plain text for cut and pasting, ligatures for viewing (or, disabling ligatures)

One reason I switched to Xelatex was that I was interested in being able to create fully unicode documents (I'm a linguist, and often have linguistic symbols as well as Arabic text in my documents) ...
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Ligatures not formed when using MinionPro with Inconsolata [closed]

I use Minion in a document via the MinionPro package, and now I want to use Inconsolata for, amongst other things, code listings. When I include the fontenc package with the T1 option for ...
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How to enable ligatures for emdash/endash in LuaTeX ?

I cannot switch on ligatures for emdash (---) and endash (--) in LuaLaTeX. Here is my test file: % !Mode:: "TeX:UTF-8" \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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Use Libertine's discretionary and historical ligatures with pdfTeX

I know XeTeX can easily turn on and off Linux Libertine's different sets of ligatures as described in the Manual for Linux Libertine with XeTeX, but is there a way to use the discretionary or the ...
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'fi' or 'fl' result in big “S”-like symbol

I use LyX with XeTeX, and the output font is DejaVu Sans. When I write in the input text 'fi' or 'fl', the output text displays a strange big "S"-like symbol. I don't know why is that. Any help would ...
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Ligatures not shown

Even though there's a number of topics on here concerning the subject, it still doesn't work here. An example like: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{fontspec,graphicx,xltxtra} ...
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Hoefler Text Extended Ligatures and XeTeX

I'm using XeTeX (MacTex 2010, Mac OSX 10.6) to render a document in Apple Hoefler Text. However, although I can make it render common ligatures, such as fi and ffi, I can't seem to be able to force it ...
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Output hyphen as en-dash in macro

In my thesis I will include a fair number of tags (morphological tags, in case it matters) that are fixed-width character strings like this: ab-c--d, where dashes denote NULL fields. I'd like to ...
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LaTeX font for 18th century English

I am busy typesetting a book for guntenberg.org and I would like to keep as far as possible close to the original style. The book was written in 1787. Here is an extract. Is there a similar font ...
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Fix ligature mapping of obscure old font with LuaLaTeX or XeLaTeX

I have an old font I purchased a while ago. It comes with various ligatures that I need to use. The font was not intended for use with LaTeX, and even though it is a high-quality Type-1 font, the ...
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Ligatures with Century Schoolbook L in xetex [Ubuntu]

I don't get any ligatures, like the fi ligature. I'm using: URW Century Schoolbook L (afai can determine anyway) XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.2-0.9995.2 (TeX Live 2009/Debian) Ubuntu 10.04 This is ...
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Ligatures in Hoefler with XeTeX?

Using XeLaTeX on OS X 10.6 (texlive installed with MacPorts) I'm not getting any ligatures with Hoefler. Example code: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec,xltxtra} ...
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Make ligatures in Linux Libertine copyable (and searchable)

I'm currently working on an essay written in LaTeX form. I'm facing problems with ligatures - in my pdf output (rendered using pdftex) opened in Adobe Reader I get X's and V's when copy-pasting words ...
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Triple f-ligatures for urw-garamond

I am setting the following in my preamble: \usepackage[urw-garamond]{mathdesign} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} I find that the ffi and ffl ligatures aren't available in urw-garamond. As advised in this ...
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Specifying undefined ligatures with XeTeX

When I started to play with XeTeX, I noticed, that some of the True Type fonts does not produces the standard five ligatures properly (fi, fl, ff, ffi, ffl), even if they have some of the proper ...
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How can I completely suppress ligatures?

The microtype package allows to completely suppress ligatures. However, this feature requires pdfTeX 1.30 or newer. That's unfortunate if I'm using LaTeX or XeLaTeX while having to avoid ligatures. ...