Working with ligatures


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Working with ligatures

The final kind of special character I want to talk about are ligatures. Now I'm going to turn these Invisibles off real quick and zoom into this text right here. Because here we see an fi that actually has been converted automatically into a ligature in QuarkXPress. Now what is a ligature? A ligature is a single character that replaces two or three characters that are otherwise in your typeface that would maybe bump into each other. Fi, fl are great examples of this. You turn ligatures on and off for selected text, which means for the first time now, you can have ligatures on or off in headlines and have that setting separate from ligatures in body copy.

In fact, ligatures is part of style sheet definitions, so you can have particular style sheets with ligatures turned on and others with ligatures turned off. Down in the Measurements palette, if you go to the Character Attributes tab, you'll see the Enable Ligatures checkbox. When I turn it off, you'll see the fi become separate...

Working with ligatures
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Working with ligatures provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Jay Nelson as part of the QuarkXPress 8 Essential Training

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Design
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QuarkXPress
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