Questions tagged [ligatures]

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

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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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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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