Font Typesetting Function 12: “Latin Ligature (liga)”

Designing the combination of two or more characters together is called ligature. In the example in the figure, the subtlety of the degree of sticking with f and t when arranged is solved by designing them together – not are horizontal strokes of ft connected, but the cut angle of the head in t is also changed.

As Latin ligature is enabled in default in many applications, in the case of Hama Mincho Italic described in the figure, the Latin ligature (liga) function is used for fi, fl, Wh, ff, ffi, ffl, and fft as the cases in which the ligature is better used in combination in principle.


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