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I’ve been trying to use Greek ligatures with the font Alfios in the version available here. In particular, I’m trying to get the o-u ligature as can be seen in the image — that I get from MS Word.

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However, when I put in the code below, I get the following image as output.

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Why does this not work? Any ideas?

\documentclass[]{article}

\usepackage{fontspec} 
\newfontfamily{\sobergreek}{Alfios}

\begin{document}

\sobergreek\addfontfeatures{Ligatures={Rare,Historic}}
\noindent
Οὔ σε φιλῶ, Σαβίδι’, οὐχ οἷός τ’ ὤν τοῦ χάριν εἰπεῖν.\\
Οὐδὲ λέγειν δύναμαι πλείονά γ’· οὔ σε φιλῶ

\end{document}

The solution in Historic font and missing ligatures appears related, but that’s a hack where you redefine the ligatures. I’m just trying to use the relevant font feature.

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You should activate the greek script:

\documentclass[]{article}

\usepackage{fontspec}
\newfontfamily{\sobergreek}{Alfios}

\begin{document}

\sobergreek\addfontfeatures{Script=Greek,Ligatures={Historic}}
\noindent
Οὔ σε φιλῶ, Σαβίδι’, οὐχ οἷός τ’ ὤν τοῦ χάριν εἰπεῖν.\\
Οὐδὲ λέγειν δύναμαι πλείονά γ’· οὔ σε φιλῶ

\end{document}

enter image description here

  • Thank you! That’s solved it. Just a clarification about the syntax: how does the script marker work? Does it activate ligatures just for Greek text, or does it say that everything following will be in Greek? – confusedandbemused Apr 25 at 21:51

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