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.


S. Vinay

  • Welcome to TeX.SE. Which TeX engine -- pdfTeX, XeTeX, LuaTeX, or something else? -- and which TeX format -- plain TeX, LaTeX2e, or something else? -- do you use? – Mico Feb 4 '16 at 6:16
  • Imho phv hasn't these ligatures, tex gyre heros (qhv) has an ff ligature. – Ulrike Fischer Feb 4 '16 at 8:27
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    "True" Helvetica, though not the phv close, does have the ligatures fi and fl. However, they look virtually the same as the unligated character pairs fi and fl do. For sure, the glyphs are not joined in their ligated forms. – Mico Feb 4 '16 at 8:42
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    Ligatures are decided by the font designer; some fonts need them, some fonts don't. A known case is Palatino, which was purposely designed not to need f-ligatures; most sans serif fonts have no need for ligatures. – egreg Feb 4 '16 at 10:56

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