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How to disable ligatures?

Postby Monkey D » Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:54 pm

Is there any way to disable ligatures at a global level?

I hate it when "fi" gets replaced by one character... and I'm sure there are lots of other cases.
Many people like latex because of this feature... Well, no me... it's just a really annoying way to ruin search in pdf files! :x

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Postby localghost » Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:41 pm

Try a postscript font from the psnfss (Postscript New Font Selection Scheme) or other fonts like the pxfonts (Palatino style) or txfonts (Times style). Other nice (almost complete) font shapes are provided by the kpfonts and libertine. All these fonts should preferably be used with T1 encoding (Cork Encoding).

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Postby A.ndi » Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:30 pm

disable ligatures:

  1. \usepackage{microtype}
  2. \DisableLigatures{encoding = *, family = * }

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Postby Keta » Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:21 pm

it's just a really annoying way to ruin search in pdf files!

What kind of package, compiler, viewer, etc. are you using? I did a try, and using both latex and pdflatex the "fi" string was searchable with Evince.

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