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I do not see so far a letter that represents the letters "p" and "q" together. For example, the letters "a" and "e", and "o" and "e" are given respectively by the characters æ and œ. Does such a character exist?

Best regards.

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    There is a proposal at reddit.com/r/conlangscirclejerk/comments/umx9ae/…. You can also make this in LaTeX, for example p\kern-4.7pt q (in text mode, 10pt font). Not very pretty recognizable as a combination of p and q though.
    – Marijn
    Commented Aug 26, 2022 at 14:11
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    With lualatex or xelatex you should be able to use the unicode ȹ (U+0239) for qp directly with a font that has it. I'm not aware of a package that provides it as a single character for pdflatex. I don't think there's a pq digraph or ligature in unicode, but I'm no expert. In what context is that used?
    – frabjous
    Commented Aug 26, 2022 at 14:19
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    You can use \textqplig with the tipx package.
    – Sandy G
    Commented Aug 26, 2022 at 14:41
  • Great, guys! Brazilian greetings. :)
    – Bruno Lobo
    Commented Aug 26, 2022 at 14:43
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    @Marijn \kern-2.pt looks better than 4.7 for me. :)
    – Bruno Lobo
    Commented Aug 26, 2022 at 15:02

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You can use \textqplig with the tipx package.

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\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{tipx}
\def\!{\negthinspace} % tipx seems to redefine \!

\begin{document}

The qp ligature, \textqplig, is a typographic ligature of Latin q and p.

\end{document}
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  • Could you try to embed it in a math environment e.g. $\mbox{\textqplig}$ or $\text{\textqplig}$. It breaks for me on Overleaf compiler.
    – Bruno Lobo
    Commented Aug 26, 2022 at 14:50
  • This package $\texttt{tipx}$ conflicts with others. :(
    – Bruno Lobo
    Commented Aug 26, 2022 at 14:55
  • The minimal example above with $\mbox{\textqplig}$ works fine for me on Overleaf.
    – Sandy G
    Commented Aug 26, 2022 at 14:56
  • @BrunoHenriquePeixoto: Can you figure out which package is causing the conflict? Maybe there's another workaround.
    – Sandy G
    Commented Aug 26, 2022 at 15:02
  • Hold my beer!...
    – Bruno Lobo
    Commented Aug 26, 2022 at 15:03

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