Questions tagged [ligatures]

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

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What is happening to the quotes?

Here is my MWE: %!TEX TS-program = xelatex \documentclass[a4paper]{report} \usepackage{xltxtra} \defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text} \setromanfont{Times New Roman} \begin{document} ``abcde'' \end{...
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List of LaTeX ligatures [duplicate]

Is there a comprehensive list of the LaTeX ligatures in basic font(s)? Besides the long dashes formed by -- and ---, and some two and three letter combinations that start with f (like fi), I can't ...
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TeX definitions of `` and '' [duplicate]

Where and how does TeX define the character sequence `` and '' ? From the TeX * prompt, how does one "show" the definition?
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Arabic Vowels not appearing

I'm trying to write this word with the circled vowels but I'm not being able to, can someone help? When I'm writing with the vowels, it is becomming like الله An example: \documentclass[12pt]{...
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Disabling ligatures in xelatex like rmligs

Ligatures set by Latex are often wrong in German (i.e. between combined words like "Auflaufform"). To set these words correct I often use rmligs which is a great tool to disable ligatures when the use ...
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Can I use microtype (or something else) to 'amend' a ligature's spacing?

Say I have the following source: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xparse} \ExplSyntaxOn \NewDocumentCommand \Dash { } { \leavevmode \unskip \nobreak \hspace{\halfspace} \textemdash \...
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Finding/Removing ligature from Tex

Is there anyway to find and remove ligatures from tex file? Sometimes when I copy/paste a text to Winedt, it shows perfect, but when I compile it to Pdf, some issues appear, e.g. finding becomes nding....
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Why does using small caps break endash ligatures in lualatex?

I've spent most of my day trying to migrate a project from pdftex tolualatex. The experience has been mostly positive but there are a few gotchas I can't make heads or tails of. Most recently I've ...
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Complex ligatures in Devanāgarī

Ligatures are known to the Western European languages, however it isn't that common to spot vertical or complex form of them. As an exercise in typography I tried to get some complex ligatures in ...
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Old ligatures in Siṇhala

I am trying to reproduce a term from an old Siṇhala-English dictionary. I have checked several fonts and the best candidates for the job seemed coming from the Bhashitha font family. The font contains ...
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Why aren't backtics giving me curly quotes?

I'm using the appropriate keystrokes to get curly quotes, but I'm not getting them. What is wrong here? \documentclass[nols,nohyper,openany, letterpaper]{tufte-book} \definecolor{Ahrenge}{RGB}{214, ...
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Suppress 2-letter ligature when 3-letter ligature would apply

Automatic handling of ligatures in TeX seems notoriously difficult but I was wondering whether in a font that has an ff and an fl ligature but no ffl one, it was possible to suppress the usage of any ...
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Can't generate ligatures with LuaLaTeX under MacTeX2014 and MacTeX2015 when using certain fonts

(Remark: This question was posted originally when the big news, TeX-wise, was the impending transition from TeXLive2013 to TeXLive2014. Since the issue identified in this posting persists in ...
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Luatex ligatures after \newpage [closed]

I am seeing some very strange behavior with LuaLaTeX. It is hard to describe, so I will begin with a MWE: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{fontspec} %\defaultfontfeatures{Ligatures={Common, TeX}} \...
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Reliance on “default” ligatures (!`, two hyphens, two straight apostrophes, etc.)

A number of symbols seem to be normally invoked through ligature mechanisms. (Correct me if I'm wrong.) Let's have a look at which ligatures normally exist in encodings/fonts: true ligatures (for ...
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xelatex compilation of devanagari documents looks BAD!

Here is the MWE: \documentclass[b5paper]{memoir} \usepackage{fontspec, polyglossia, devanagaridigits} \setmainfont[Script=Devanagari, Scale=1.5]{DejaVu Sans} \newcommand{\devanagarinumeral}[1]{% \...
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XeLaTeX font choice for separable ligatures in PDF, redux

I've read previous question/answers on this topic (e.g. this), but am still in the dark. The problem I'm trying to solve: Which font combination for XeLaTeX will at the same time provide a legible and ...
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XeLaTeX and Roboto: No Ligatures

I'm trying to use the Roboto Font Family with XeLaTeX (or LuaLaTeX). When I'm writing a Document in XeLaTeX, no ligatures are used (but there are used on Android, so ligatures should be there). ...
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How to make ligatures searchable and copiable in LuaTeX? [closed]

I have a problem with ligatures in LuaLaTeX when using the font Adobe Minion Pro. The fi ligature displays fine but is neither searchable nor copiable. If I copy it, I get some Asian character. ...
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unwanted en-dash ligature with lualatex but not with xelatex

I am trying to generate PDF documentation out of Pandoc Markdown README document. Here is MWE: \documentclass[english,]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{ifxetex,ifluatex} \ifnum 0\...
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Why and since when does \mathrm render ligatures?

As explained in answer to this question and several others as well as in various other ressources, \mathrm is for setting upright math symbols (and may thus cause problems when used for text). So if, ...
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two t characters next to each other form one tt glyph

I am using xelatex and linux libertine font. When I write in my text something that contains two t characters next to each other, such as "rotten", it changes these two ts into one tt character. It ...
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Fontspec and Ligatures

I understand that if I typeset using Lualatex or Xelatex, and include the following in the preamble: \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{XYZ} Then system-wide non-latex fonts can be used (substituted ...
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Selectively disable dash ligatures in LuaLaTeX

With pdfLaTeX, I can print two hyphens using -{}-. This does not seem to work in LuaLaTeX. Indeed, the following snippet \documentclass{minimal} \begin{document} en dash -- two dashes -{}- \end{...
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How can I separate an fl ligature in Libertine?

I am having trouble to understand the ligatures behaviour of the Linux Libertine font. I want to use all ligatures that are possible to have (Ligatures={TeX}) but would like to disable single cases. ...
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How do ligatures work?

The TeXbook doesn't explain ligatures more than presenting the existing ones, the same for TeX By Topic. So, how are they defined? Is there a third way besides active characters and control sequences ...
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A Big fancy “Q”

One time I remember seeing a Q ligature in \setmainfont{EB Garamond} (fontspec, EB Garamond, etc.) that involved a wonderful long swash. Now I don't know how to get it. Contrary to most other ...
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Turning off TeXnical enhancements

I want to create a table for comparing TeX's typography with that of (approximated) other document solutions. I'd like to turn off all TeXnical enhancements for a single column of text—no ligatures, ...
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Removing “st” ligature in Humanist font [duplicate]

By default, the humanist font joins "st" into a single ligature. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{humanist} \begin{document} \hminfamily Compare: straight versus s{}traight \end{document} I've ...
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Using ligatures from Linux Libertine for numbering sections and in TOC

The old Libertine package, which worked with pdfTeX, included a command \libertineGlyph{}. \libertineGlyph{Fourroman} printed Ⅳ But how can I get these roman numbers used for numbering sections ...
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Accessing the Fancy /es/ Ligature Without Lua-/Xe-Latex

This is in LuaLaTeX with fontspec and \setmainfont{EB Garamond}. The first is rendered for \emph{es} and the second separates the letters with \emph{e\mbox{}s}. I find the former ligature very ...
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Monotype Gill Alt One MT and the fi fl ligatures

I have previously received help with getting the fi and fl ligatures working with the Berling font and now I found myself trying to do the same with the Gill Alt One MT font. The same approach does ...
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How to have exactly “>>>” in a report

In my latex article, I do have to use the 3 following chars >>> . However after compiling my latex code, the displayed content is far from being >>>, but gives two chars instead : »> . How can I ...
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Use \ae ligature in bibliography [duplicate]

I have a reference containing a name: Hornbaek. The author's used a ligature when writing their name. The citation uses Hornb\aek, which doesn't work in the bibliography, but does work in text. Here's ...
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How can I suppress a terminal ligature?

The standard techniques for suppressing ligatures, such as inserting an empty group, or placing the characters that would normally form a ligature individually in groups, do not seem to work for ...
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How can I highlight ligatures?

I'd like to highlight all the ligatures used in a document similar to the image below as an attempt to show off some of TeX's tender loving care for the font being used. Is there a way to do this ...
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why “ff” displays strange using unicode encoding vs. iso-8859-1 in HTML output from tex4ht?

I understand that one should (?) be using UNICODE for html. But using this with tex4ht, always makes "ff" look strange. Why does this happen for "ff"? and based on this test below, should one instead ...
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Simple transliteration in LaTeX (for Latin)

I would like to typeset the same latin text in two or more "spellings". My source is a modernized spelling (distinguishing i/j, u/v) and I would like to display it both with and without this ...
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How to use en-dash with Cambria fonts? [duplicate]

When using non-TeX fonts in LuaTeX I can produce en-dashes in the usual way by typing two dashes together --: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec}%use luatex \setmainfont{Cambria} \begin{...
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Enabling c_t and longs_t without enabling s_t ligatures

I'm using the Hoefler Text font in xelatex with long s: \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[Contextuals=Inner]{Hoefler Text} But I want to use the ct ligature (it's from the Rare set): \usepackage{...
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How to print all ligatures in a given font? [duplicate]

For comparison purposes (between fonts), is there a way to print all available ligatures in a given font? Where do those ligatures reside in the font map?
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How to get ligatures in beamer? [duplicate]

While this \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \begin{document} fi 10\% \end{document} produces ligatures, this: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \...
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How to use fontspec with opentype fonts when ligatures are a separate font

I am just learning LATEX. Have been wanting to for years, doing quite well (at 60) and many years of programming are making it a joy! I am using fontspec to load some fonts directly from a ...
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How do I get Libertine + Libertine in math mode + historical ligatures + french-style?

I would like to write a document using: Libertine; Libertine in a correct math mode; Historical ligatures; French style of mathematics (upright greek letters and capital letters). I know I should ...
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Cannot copy text from the simplest PDF file?

Consider the following code: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} We define multiplication by $$v_1x = 0,\quad v_2x = v_1,\quad v_1y = -v_1,\quad v_2y = v_1$$ \end{document} which looks ...
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luatex 0.76 failed to generate some ligatures [closed]

I installed texlive 2013 today. After installation, luatex cannot generate ligatures for "fi fl ff", but it can for ``` '' ---.xetex` works perfectly here, after update. MWE: \documentclass{article} ...
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Xelatex beamer Calibri: how to suppress unwanted ligatures [duplicate]

Solution: \setsansfont[Ligatures={NoRequired,NoCommon,NoContextual}]{Calibri} I'm no typographer, therefore I didn't know the techinical terms, but this Wikipedia article describes it: http://en....
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Change the way XeTeX sees a string before running/building PDF

For some reason, I'm really struggling to articulate my question, so let me apologise in advance. I may not be approaching this from the right angle. I'm working in XeTeX (and it's far too late to ...
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\pdfglyphtounicode with XeTeX

One well known problem with using the font Linux Libertine (presumably other fonts too), is that its many ligatures are not recognized in the resulting pdf-file, so that it's not possible to search ...
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How I can add my own language [closed]

I wrote an artificial language (conlang). What I can add my own language in LaTeX? Conlang has more letters than English (utf8 and some ligatures) and specyfic hyphenations. Where is simple/minimal ...