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

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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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Lilypond black mensural ligaturae [on hold]

I had to print some black mensural ligaturae. This is how I made it.
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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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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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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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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. ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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. ...
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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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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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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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\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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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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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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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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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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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 ...