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I am writing my masters thesis project in LaTeX and is enjoying it so far. However, when printing some of the pages for review, I noticed that ligatures seems to be printed with the wrong weight and appear bold.

The 'ffi' ligatures gets printed badly

The offending ligatures looks completely normal on screen. This is not something I have experienced before with LaTeX, so if anyone have some suggestions as to what may remedy this issue, I would be very grateful. I am using xelatex and these packages:

# the following might be relevant
\documentclass{memoir}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[light]{kpfonts}

I have checked, and the fonts seems to be encoded in the PDF file. I can't say if this is a LaTeX issue or a printer issue; I hope it's not considered off topic.

  • Could you try on another printer? – CarLaTeX Aug 17 '18 at 8:03
  • Hehe, yes I plan to try that next time I am at the university. – Peter H. Aug 17 '18 at 8:04
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    Your preamble is wrong for xelatex. You shouldn't switch to T1 and you shouldn't use the kpfonts. – Ulrike Fischer Aug 17 '18 at 8:07
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    Yes, egreg's suggestion with TeX Gyre Pagella sounds good. But I wouldn't use polyglossia but babel. – Ulrike Fischer Aug 17 '18 at 8:12
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    It works on my printer. And regarding the "everything works": Type "Grüße" in your document and see what happens ... – Ulrike Fischer Aug 17 '18 at 8:21

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