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

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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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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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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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fontspec: Small Caps feature wrong ligatures when using Renderer=Basic

If I use SmallCapsFeatures={Renderer=Basic} as an option when setting the main font of the document, I get an obviously wrong ligature in the small caps shape. In the MWE the letters T and h are not ...
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Cochin and common ligatures with font spec

I'm using Cochin as main font in a XeLaTeX project, and having Cochin glyphs for common ligatures such a fi and fl, I would expect those ligatures to be used by the fontspec package—but that's not ...
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Force ligatures with accent

Latex fonts are famous (or infamous) for it tendency to use Ligatures like those in "ff","fl","fi". I was specting that from "f'i" but a minimal space appear. I ...
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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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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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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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How can I set default font features for XeLaTeX without explicitly setting a font?

I would like double quotes to work the good old LaTeX way with XeLaTeX. Browsing around a bit, this seems achievable using: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \defaultfontfeatures{...
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Microtype confusion with both tracking and ligatures

I find section 5.3 of Microtype's documentation (v3.1b) confusing: about the no ligatures option, it starts by saying that "by default, ligatures in letterspaced fonts will be constructed as ...
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After MikTex update the en-dash ligature doesn't work in XeLaTeX

Recently, after more than a year, I update my MikTex packages. After that, I notice that XeLaTeX makes PDF differently, in the sense that en-dash and em-dash ligatures don't work properly if they ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Helping XeLaTeX Find TrueType Ligatures

I’m using a .ttf version of the font Century Schoolbook in a XeLaTeX document, and I’m having some issues with ligatures and kerning. Here’s what the following code, compiled with XeLaTeX in TeXShop, ...
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order of ligature in metafont

How are ambiguities in ligature resolved by metafont ? Say I have ligtable letter1 : letter2 =: letter12; ligtable letter2 : letter3 =: letter23; If a sequence "letter1 letter2 letter3" appears, ...
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ligtable in metafont

I would like to combine three characters, should they appear consecutively, and replace the three with a single glyph (which is pre-defined). Is it possible to use ligtable to do it in a metafont file ...
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Ligatures for helvetica font

I am using helvetica {phv} as secondary font in one of my project. In that I need fi and fl ligatures on. Can anyone help me how to keep the liguatures on. Thanks S. Vinay
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Ligatures Stopped Working in XeLateX

I was recently writing a beamer presentation using Xelatex to load Arial Narrow as the font (work insists on Arial Narrow!), and using Ligatures=TeX to ensure double hyphens and quotations marks are ...
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Generating ligature from the encoding file

I have an encoding file with some tex encoding, I have to use the ligature and kerning instruction for the encoding to make a replacement two char into a single ligature. It looks like the following: ...
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Issues with unwanted ij ligature in NewTX

The issue in newtx bijection is bijection has re-emerged. Namely, compiling \documentclass{standalone}% 2018/03/26 v1.3a \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}% 2021/04/29 v2.0v \usepackage[dutch,ngerman,USenglish]{...
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Why is XeTeX's quotation mark ligature suppressed?

Compile this with xetex \XeTeXinterchartokenstate=1 \XeTeXcharclass `' = 5 \XeTeXinterchartoks 5 3={\empty} ''。\par \XeTeXinterchartoks 5 3={} ''。\par \bye will get . An empty macro disables the ...
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Unable to disable ligatures for TrueType Collection in XeLaTeX

I'm writing a resume in XeLaTeX and I'd like to disable ligatures in my document so the text is properly parsed by ATS. I was able to disable ligatures for my OTF font but I'm having trouble with my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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For greek: insert minimal spacing, add point for hyphenation

I want to define for greek a command/shortcut similar to the german |, which inserts minimal space and marks the (by far) preferred point for hyphenation. Additionally I need a second command/shortcut ...
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