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

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Searchable umlauts without any font change

I have a document with some (very few) umlauts, for example: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \begin{document} This is the Hölder inequality: $$ \Vert f g \Vert_1 \leq \Vert f \Vert_p \Vert g \...
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How do I get more ligatures to work in Luatex via Lyx?

I came across the question "Ligatures for fi, fl, ffl do not work for Times New Roman (XeLaTeX)," and it had two solutions; but neither works completely for LuaTex. The first is Xetex/...
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Forcing ligature between any two letters

I frequently find myself confronted with naming new operator in my mathematical research. What I would really want is them to not consist of two different letters that have a space between them. E.g. \...
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LuaTeX does not find liga OpenType feature

I created a custom font in FontForge and generated an OTF of it. It contains the usual ligatures fi, fl, ff, ffi, and ffl. I use the font like this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \...
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Disabling ligatures only for small caps style?

I want to write the word Beruflich in small caps using the \scshape command. However, when the letters fl are next to each other they are output without small caps. When they are separated by a space ...
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Ligatures in mathrm mode

In an equation, I want to print a subscript without ligatures. LaTeX automatically connects the characters when in math mode with \mathrm. I tried using the selnolig package providing the command \...
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ConTeXt: Disable emdash

Background Some manuscript submission guidelines prefer em dashes to remain typeset as --- rather than —. Problem Setting features=none for the document's body font does not appear to affect the tlig ...
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Use FiraCode ss01 font feature with fontspec and LuaLaTeX

How can I set specific stylistic sets of a font (ss01, ss03, but not ss02) with fontspec and LuaLaTeX? For instance, with the FiraCode font. This question is not a duplicate of How to replace a letter?...
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How do you use ligatures if word stem and syllables do not coincide?

I use ligatures. They are a beautiful typographic tradition and many fonts support them. Unfortunately the rules to apply ligatures are not hard and fast. One rule says that you use ligatures only ...
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Trying to understand the interaction between baskervillef and fontspec

My high level goal is to get a good, free Baskerville font working that supports smallcaps and "rare" ligatures. I have achieved this, apart from rare ligatures, using the baskervillef ...
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Prophet symbol in LaTeX

How do you get this symbol in LaTeX?
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Deactivate ligatures in small caps in xelatex

In the following minimal example using the Palatino Linotype font: \documentclass[twoside]{book} \usepackage{mathspec} \setmainfont{PalatinoLinotype}[ Extension = .ttf, Ligatures = TeX,...
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Font for U+A734, U+A735?

I use Unicode Hex Input on macOS Catalina, and have the MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \begin{document} testꜵ \end{document} However, my ...
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Problem with ligatures not copying and pasting correctly with newcomputermodern and LuaLaTeX

Using Latin Modern (via lmodern), this word copies fine: Verlagsgesellschaft. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \begin{document} Verlagsgesellschaft \end{...
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How to suppress Ligatures in XeLaTeX

I am using the Accanthis font in XeLaTex and it has unfortunate ligatures, especially abbreviations containing AE are converted to Æ. I have controlled this by editing the accanthis.sty file to change ...
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How to achieve a ff ligature with a smaller first f “on the back of” the second

I am laying out a third party text that requires a ff ligature with the first f slightly smaller and "on the back of" the second f. How can I achieve this in LaTeX?
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Baskervaldx swash shape not working

I am trying to use the latest Baskervaldx package (2020-Nov-07; included in TeXLive2020) with the swash feature either as a package option or using the \swshape command. I use latexmk -pdf to compile ...
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How to avoid ligatures of double less equal sign in latex

I have lots of C++ code snippets in my article. Just see the following tex content and you'll get what I mean. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{xspace} \NewDocumentCommand{...
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selnolig Turns en and em Dashes into Hyphens if polyglossia is loaded Before the Fonts

Consider the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainfont{Stix Two Text} \usepackage{selnolig} \begin{document} -- --- \end{document} Of which ...
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Precompiled Preamble does not respect fontspec Tex Ligatures fontspec

I have successfully setup a precompiled preamble as described in this Tex-Stackexchange post. However, one problem remains: If I move fontspec to the preamble the ligatures stop to work. Currently my ...
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newtx bijection is bijection

Feeding \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{newtxtext}%%% 2020/07/22 v1.628 \begin{document} bijection \end{document} to pdflatex leads to a PDF document (here is the image of it, ) in which you ...
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Ligature for the nt digraph

I want to draw in LaTeX a ligature for the nt digraph. I would prefer a solution that is independent from the font used. But if it is not possible, the default one (CM) will do. I currently use \...
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Modify / Add to TeX-Ligatures?

I have finally caved and made the switch to LuaLaTeX, allowing me the proper use of UTF-8 everywhere and, of course, the use of \usepackage{fontspec}: \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[Numbers={...
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Ligatures in Times New Roman with LuaLaTeX

I would like to display ligatures in a text set with Times New Roman, using LuaLaTeX to compile. I have tried \setmainfont[Ligatures=Common]{Times New Roman} as well as Ligatures=TeX. Both seem to be ...
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How do I get ligatures and guillemets with Libertine and PDFLaTeX?

I want: my document to be rendered in the Libertine (or Libertinus) typeface with all the default ligatures enabled (including Th and Qu); use guillemets (»«) and other special characters directly in ...
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Is it possible to make my own ligatures?

I know that latex supports some ligatures like 'ffi', 'ffj' etc but there are many that latex doesn't have. Here is a list of ligatures that I want to do. Does anyone know how to do these? Please don'...
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“fj” Ligature in Computer Modern

The simplest way to put this: I need "fj" ligature. It is absolutely crucial especially as I am writing in Icelandic it simply cannot be missed, it just if not more common as fi. Here is ...
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Adding new ligatures to an overleaf-document

I'm currently transcribing some old books using overleaf as my compiler of choice. I wanted to copy some old ligatures (æ, œ, ct, ...). I have already read some questions, (e.g. How add my own ...
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Question about exercise 5.1 in TeXbook

The answer to the exercise states: TEX will reinsert the ff ligature by itself after hyphenating shelf{}ful. (Appendix H points out that ligatures are put into a hyphenated word that contains no “...
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LuaTeX: UTF-8 character extraction, is one way more accurate and/or preferable than another

While experimenting ways to extract UTF-8 character strings from TeX boxes, I found a post from user micahl-h21 here: UTF-8 text extraction. After looking at the way glyph data is stored in the ...
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Description list items: selective misbehaviour with Ligatures=TeX, fonts, xeLaTeX, and luaLaTeX

I've just come across this curiosity. Can anyone tell me what's going on? Here's the mwe: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmonofont{Consolas} \begin{document} \texttt{ \begin{...
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Making Libertine's ligatures work with pdfLaTeX and Cyrillic characters

I have a problem with typesetting Libertine's ligatures using pdfLaTex, which, by some experimentation, I have localised to the following three lines of code: \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[...
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Work-around for xpdf inability to search for text containing ligature

I have a PDF file generated by pdflatex. It contains text such as "third and final reason". When searching for text like "and final", xpdf will not match the "fi". ...
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How to break up ligature in URL

How can I break up the ligature in fileadmin of this URL? Any idea for a command to be used in \biburlprefix and biburlsuffix? \documentclass[]{scrartcl} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage{...
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Are ligatures used in the word Affront and in the abbreviations Ebff. and ff. in a German text?

I already posted this at https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/137960/are-ligatures-used-in-the-word-affront-and-in-the-abbreviations-ebff-and-ff but maybe there is more typestting ...
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How can I correctly break up a ligature in conjunction with glossaries?

So for the book to be typeset, we have a glossary created with glossaries that contains the word Auflage. The fl ligature has to be broken up, because this is a morpheme boundary. So using babel and ...
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Find all words that contain ligatures and are not part of a command in a German LaTeX file

This time I am not sure if this is right on SE TeX or if it should go to one of it's sister sites. What I want to to is find all words in my text, which is typeset in LaTeX, that contain a ligature, ...
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Use JetBrains Mono ligatures with fontspec and lstlisting environment

I would like to use JetBrains Mono font in my document, in order to write some code with lstlisting environment. I’m using lualatex and memoir class. I’m using TeX Live 2020 on Windows 10. Is it ...
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Use JetBrains Mono ligatures in a document (LuaLaTeX)

I would like to use JetBrains Mono font in my document, in order to write some code. I’m using TeX Live 2020 on Windows 10, and I’m using lualatex and memoir class. Is it possible to use JetBrains ...
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Disable “Th” ligature in LuaLaTeX

Like The New Yorker, I want my Adobe Caslon Pro to have ligatures for ffl, ffi, etc. but not for Th. Using LuaLaTeX, how can I simply disable the Th ligature? Is it possible to do this without using ...
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How can I change the kerning between two specific letters (and thus create a ligature)?

I am making a document using the font Minion Pro, which lacks an 'oo' ligature (ie U+A74F: ꝏ). I would like to therefore artificially create this ligature by automatically reducing the spacing ...
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PDF file difference in ligature copying?

\documentclass{standalone} \usepackage[OT1]{fontenc} \begin{document} iffy fig flat office baffle \end{document} With the above .tex file, using lualatex and pdflatex would generate different PDFs in ...
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Missing Qu-ligature with Libertinus + LuaLaTeX, but OK for Libertinus + XeLaTeX

Compile this MWE with LuaLaTeX and with XeLaTex \documentclass{article} \usepackage[defaultfeatures={Kerning=On,Ligatures={TeX,Common,Rare}}]{libertinus} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{...
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Accent above ligature

I want to typeset a text in fracture, using some accented characters. I am using the yfonts package and I have problems using accents over ligatures it defines. I find, however, that my issue also ...
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Emdash in LuaLaTeX [duplicate]

Can someone explain the differences in how an emdash is rendered by LuaLaTex from this code? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{TeX Gyre Pagella} \begin{document} Lorem ipsum--...
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Coloring the characters of a ligature, without breaking the ligature

The TeX file \documentclass[12pt]{article} \begin{document} ffi \end{document} produces the following ligature when compiled to PDF: Note that ffi is represented by a single special character. ...
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“fF” letter combination seems to be typeset strangely or incorrectly

My book is being copy-edited and the copy editor is complaining about the spacing of fF. I looked carefully at it and was indeed shocked. I had initially incorrectly concluded that there is a ...
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Ligatures with EB Garamond

My minimal non-working example is: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{EB Garamond} \begin{document} This is a test. Quisque {\addfontfeature{RawFeature=+hlig}standard, ...
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How to create ligatures for dashes and quotes in cm-unicode fonts in plain xetex?

Process the following file with xetex: \font\tenrm="[cmunrm]" at 10 pt \tenrm ``A''---b--c. \end This is the log: This is XeTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.99996 (TeX Live 2016/Debian) (preloaded ...
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Is there a “non ligature ‘short f’” in Junicode or EB Garamond?

This is how f and its ligatures look like when using Latin Modern Roman, Junicode or EB Garamond: Note that Latin Modern Roman’s “normal” f is short whereas the other f’s are “long”. Disabling ...

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