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

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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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LuaLaTeX not outputting ligatures in Helvetica Neue TrueType Collection

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{HelveticaNeue.ttc}[ UprightFeatures = {FontIndex=0} ] \begin{document} ff fi fl ffi ffl \end{document} ...
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Creating fused ft and ct symbols from Old English

I am quoting an old document and would like to quote it properly. Any help will be greatly appreciated! Edit: This is the part of the document I need to be in the appropriate format. %---------------...
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xcolor breaking ligatures

In some behind the scenes work for spacing reasons, the pieces of a syllable get split up in gregoriotex and then reassembled for printing. Normally this works fine, but we're running into some ...
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How to enable old ligatures, long s in LaTeX? [closed]

How would you enable quaints (old-style ligatures) in LaTeX? E.g. the st, ct, sp ligatures &c. Is there also a way to contextually put in the long s (ſ)? Keep in mind that Overleaf won't let me ...
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Disabling specific ligatures fontspec

I made changes to something in an (English language) .tex file and discovered all my ss now exported as ß. After some debugging in my version control, there was no clear culprit to undo (maybe a font ...
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N.B. ligature in Latex

Wikipedia mentions a ligature for NB (nota bene), however I can't seem to find any reference to this in the latex literature. Is there a way to use this ligature in my latex document? An example of ...
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losing ligatures when switching font series or color in the middle of a word

For pedagogical purposes, I would like to highlight some characters in a word, through bold or red color or whatever will work. Because I use handwriting fonts (German Schulschriften wedn and French ...
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LuaTeX and em dashes

LuaLaTeX is not inserting em dashes unless there is space around the triple dash. It works fine when using a unicode em dash, or explicitly using the \textemdash macro. Here is a MWE: \documentclass{...
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Libertinus font on ubuntu, installed version vs. github version

I'm using the libertinus font family with the latest version coming from github. However, the font is also installed on my system, but I stopped using this version since there was a problem with the ...
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Make a ligature by deleting part of a letter

I'd like to display a ligature of an A and an L where the A is followed by the bottom 'bar' of the L to form a ligature. Essentially, it would be like the following, without the vertical bar of the L. ...
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LuaLaTeX + fontspec + IM FELL not providing long s

I'm attempting to get a font (any font) which automatically switches s for ſ in the middle of words. Following a number of suggestions I've found on StackExchange, I'm using IM FELL DW Pica PRO (from ...
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Suppress Fira Code ligatures involving “{” and “}” in verbatim

I am trying to improve the current implementation (v0.1b) of the lstfiracode package. In particular, I wish to achieve the opposite of Use Fira Code font with ligatures in code listings. ...
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How to type — or >> in minted?

If I try to type -- or >> (resp. <<), LaTeX puts them together and makes one big -, respectively guillemets. How can I change that behavior? I have to use LuaLaTeX to compile my source. \...
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Ligatures generated by tex4ebook inconsistently supported

As a followup to htlatex, garamond fonts, and nulled "ff" and "fi" strings on getting ligatures working correctly with tex4ebook, I've managed to get ligatures to not be replaces ...
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Should one use fourier with erewhon?

Consider the following MWE. \documentclass[a4paper]{scrartcl} \usepackage{fourier} \usepackage{erewhon} \begin{document} This is my offer. \end{document} The output looks as follows: If ...
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Problems with ligature and libertine font -

I cannot post a comment under my previous question so (i fixed some files because i misunderstood somethings, but there is a problème with tt => fl in sffamily not smallcaps and it seems it cannot do ...
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Problems with ligatures

I have some problems to make ligatures (not) work in epub. my MWE : \documentclass[10pt,a5paper]{book} \usepackage[french]{babel} \usepackage{libertine} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{...
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Ligatures with Libertine: issue with pdflatex (and Windows)

If you compile the piece of code given below using pdflatex, then open the resulting PDF file with your preferred viewer, copy the word "efficient" and paste it in a text editor, you will read "...
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Replace ligature in bookmarks

I am trying to replace the s: ligature in the bookmarks by just an s. This is needed as my document is written using a fraktur font, but the colon appears inside the bookmarks as they are not in ...
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Ligatures gets printed with the wrong thickness

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 ...
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Ligature containing hyphen breaks previous ligature (LuaLaTeX)

I made a font for functional harmonic analysis in music which contains ligatures and other OpenType “magic”. TobiW at this thread on a german-speaking typography forum showed me how to use the font ...
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How do I disable ligatures?

I am writing my dissertation in LaTeX I am faced with this odd situation that if 'f' character has another character (f, i or l) next to it, it sticks the two together as can be noted below. This ...
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Why I do not have ſ in XeTeX/fontspec?

I am trying to get the ligatures with long s, the ſ with Cormorant Garamond but this does not appear... My code: \documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[Extension={.ttf}, ...
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Burmese and LuaLaTeX

I am working with a project which requires LuaLaTeX (TeX Live) and the Noto Serif Myanmar font. I need a few words of Burmese only. The MWE works well with XeLaTeX. But LuaLaTeX has a problem with the ...
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ffi ligature in Libertinus italic

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Libertinus Serif} \begin{document} Affine finance \itshape Affine finance \end{document} Why is no ffi ligature applied in the ...
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Failing search for words with ligatures after update [closed]

After updating my MikTeX distribution couple of days ago I discovered that search for words with ligatures (such as "fi" in prefix), which has worked before, fails. Here the MWE illustrating the ...
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“native” math ligature with OpenType feature

With package semantic, one can easily produce special math symbols via ligature (e.g. -> becomes \rightarrow). In OpenType, however, there are similar things. For example, the Fira Code font ...
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Khmer: ligatures break if XeTeXlinebreaklocale is turned on

When generating documents in Khmer, we noticed that some ligatures do not work. We found that turning off XeTeXlinebreaklocale fixes all ligatures, however this causes problems with linebreaks, and ...
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Missing “tt” Ligature

I'm getting bitten by the unfortunate fact that most TeX fonts have an "ff" ligature, but no "tt" ligature. In my field of research, we often denote logical truth by \textbf{tt} and falsehood by \...
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How to use selnolig package together with default lualalatex font?

Edit: Included different variants to show that everything seems to work fine. I'd like to use selnolig with the default font used by lualatex. The reason is that I write a paper using the Simplified ...
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TeX Gyre Termes' ligatures work in LuaLaTeX, but fail in XeLaTeX

I recently installed TeX Gyre Termes, and I noticed that ligatures were present when I compiled with LuaLaTeX, but not with XeLaTeX: % !TeX program = XeLaTeX \documentclass{article} \usepackage{...
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Ligatures and highlighting using sourcecodepro and listings

I have a problem using the sourcecodepro and listings. I want to suppress ligatures and bold (Java) keywords. I already tried using the literate-option but it doesn't work as expected. That's my ...
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Manually suppressing ligatures with {} does not work throughout the document

I have decided to write a document without using microtype because I have not yet figured out how to solve my kerning issue. But when I am not using microtype, I also cannot use \DisableLigatures{...
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Suppress 'ae' and 'oe' ligatures in baskervaldx

I'm using Baskervaldx font with fontspec and LuaLaTeX, but I can't suppress 'ae' and 'oe' ligatures using either \defaultfontfeatures{Ligatures={NoCommon,NoContextual,NoHistoric,NoDiscretionary}} ...
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double quote character as " (\textquotedbl) instead of ” (\textquotecblright)

In my document there are double quote characters ("). Instead to typeset exactly " (in Latex \textquotedbl) I obtain right double quote character (in Latex '' or \textquotedblright). Why does LaTex ...
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Discretionary hyphen destroys kerning and ligature

Consider the following example (plain TeX format): VA fi\par V\-A f\-i \bye I tried TeX, pdfTeX, XeTeX, and LuaTeX, but the second line looks the same as the first line only when using LuaTeX. My ...
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minted escapeinside and code ligatures

When using Fira Code in listings you'll get programming/code ligatures. This behavior has to be enabled and usually minted does nothing special. But if you turn on escapeinside with any character that ...
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Proper digraphs handling and rendering

There are three digraphs in Croatian language (as in many others): dž, lj and nj. Common way of typesetting does not include usage of dedicated Unicode codepoints (which exist) - people just type them ...
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Searchable and copyable small caps, ligatures and umlaut in PDF created by XeLaTex

I have several issues with searching and/or copy-pasting text from my PDF created with XeLaTex. Consider the following MWE, the PDF search gives me no results for certain words. \documentclass[% ...
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Discretionary and historical ligatures with ConTeXt

How can i use discretionary and historical ligatures with ConTeXt (MK IV) in quotations (or in certain block of text)?
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Corrupt Ligatures in combination with unicode-math and cleartype fonts

I have a strange problem with ligatures at the bibliography using the combination of unicode-math and windows cleartype fonts(Calibri & Consola). MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{...
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Can custom ligatures be defined by user?

I hope I was not wrong in assuming that such a question has never been posted, since I haven't checked. Thinking about a girl, whose name is Gioia, and noticing that upper case G and and lower case a ...

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