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

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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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Properly breaking up ligatures using selnolig / LuaLaTeX

Currently I use the selnolig package together with LuaLaTeX to automatically break up ligatures. This works quite well regarding the fact that ligatures get broken up at the right places. Note however,...
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ConTeXt is loading fonts, dependent on the cwd

I have a ConTeXt source file: ~/foo/mwe.tex \definefontfamily [mwe] [serif] [EBGaramond] \setupbodyfont [mwe,14pt] \starttext `If you optimize everything, you will always be unhappy.' -- Donald ...
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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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How can I add extra kerning around — (en-dash) in XeTeX

Is there a way to define some extra kerning around the en-dash – (Unicode) or -- (TeX ligature), when it is surrounded by digits in XeTeX? For – I can use the inter char tons, but this doesn’t work ...
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Cochin and common ligatures with font spec

I'm using Cochin as main font in a XeLaTeX project, and having Cochin glyphs for common ligatures such a fi and fl, I would expect those ligatures to be used by the fontspec package—but that's not ...
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Copying ligatures from XeLaTeX PDF

For quite a while I am having the problem that copying and searching from my PDFs is a bit difficult as ligatures are not properly translated. I am using XeLaTeX with Libertine/Biolinum. I am a ...
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What do the various values of the Ligatures= option of fontspec do?

The fontspec package has a Ligatures option, usually encountered with the value Ligatures=TeX. This enables traditional TeX ligatures (or typing conventions) like mapping --- to an em dash. But what ...
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Letter spacing and ligatures

Is there a way to slightly increase letter spacing (tracking) using microtype package and not to lose the ligatures—especially not those starting with ‘f’—other then putting all the “fi“ and “fl“ and “...
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order of ligature in metafont

How are ambiguities in ligature resolved by metafont ? Say I have ligtable letter1 : letter2 =: letter12; ligtable letter2 : letter3 =: letter23; If a sequence "letter1 letter2 letter3" appears, ...
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Ligatures for helvetica font

I am using helvetica {phv} as secondary font in one of my project. In that I need fi and fl ligatures on. Can anyone help me how to keep the liguatures on. Thanks S. Vinay
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Ligatures Stopped Working in XeLateX

I was recently writing a beamer presentation using Xelatex to load Arial Narrow as the font (work insists on Arial Narrow!), and using Ligatures=TeX to ensure double hyphens and quotations marks are ...
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Generating ligature from the encoding file

I have an encoding file with some tex encoding, I have to use the ligature and kerning instruction for the encoding to make a replacement two char into a single ligature. It looks like the following: ...
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Creating macro for double-Sig rune (SS)?

I'm (almost) a complete novice when it comes to TeX, and this question is more for my curiosity than anything else... I've read quite a few books about WWII and the Nazi-German occupation of Europe, ...
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Fix encoding for ligatures of fonts in XeTeX / LuaLaTeX (specifically for Minion Pro)

Ligatures in the MWE below are not encoded properly when compiling with LuaLaTeX or XeLaTeX using TeXShop on the Mac. Copying "The difference" from the pdf to a text editor renders "e di erence". I ...
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ligtable in metafont

I would like to combine three characters, should they appear consecutively, and replace the three with a single glyph (which is pre-defined). Is it possible to use ligtable to do it in a metafont file ...
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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 command/...