Ligatures

EN: Ligatures

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Special characters that are actually two letters combined into one. In cases where two adjacent characters would normally bump into each other, a ligature allows the letters to flow together more gracefully. This usually makes word shapes more aesthetically pleasing. Some common ligatures are ‘fi’, ‘fl’, ‘ff’, ‘ffl’, etc. When ligatures are built-in as OpenType features, certain (older) operating systems and applications will not be able to access them.
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