The state of being bound or stiffened; stiffness; as, the ligature of a joint.
A double character, or a type consisting of two or more letters or characters united, as æ, fi, ffl.
A graphic stylized combination of two letters, or a connecting line or stroke, indicating that successive sounds are to be pronounced as one. Examples: œ (derived from + ); kh, pronounced as IPA /x/ or German ch in ach.
The linking of two letters by one or more strokes. Loop: The enclosed space in an ascender or descender, such as in.
A ligature is a special character that is used to represent a sequence of characters. This is best explained by example -- when the letter "fi" are rendered, the dot on the "i" collides with the "f", and the serif on the top left of the "i" can also collide with the horizontal stroke of the "f". The "fi" ligature is a single character that can be used in the place of a single "f" followed by a single "i". There are also ligatures for "fl", "ffi", and "ffl". Most fonts only include the "fi" and "fl" ligatures. The other ligatures may be made available in an expert font.
The combination of more than one letter into a single typographical shape. For example, the ligature '_' results from the combination of the letters 'f' and 'i'.
A character whose glyph consists of two or more characters fused together. An example found in older writing styles is the fusion of (g) and (zi). Oppurtunities abound to create Ethiopic ligatures.
Two letters joined together to form a new character, such as "fi" and "fl."
output: A typographic nicety: one character that is actually two characters combined together. For instance, when you type the letter f next to the letter i, the hook of the f bumps into the dot of the i. The ligature for f and i is one character. Every PostScript font on the Mac includes the common ligatures such as those for fi and fl. Certain other fonts, like the Adobe Expert collections, contain many more ligatures.
In typography, two or more letters merged into one.
A single glyph which is composed of two adjacent characters. A common example in the latin script is the "fi" ligature which has a nicer feel to it than the sequence.
A glyph representing a combination of two or more characters.
A graphic character consisting of two or more characters joined together. For example, joining A and E forms the ligature Æ. Ligatures are very common and important in Arabic.
Two or more letters tied into a single character to perfectly design their spatial interaction.
Two or more signs joined together
Identical letters written together, such as â€œffâ€ or â€œttâ€, or letter combinations such as â€œflâ€ or â€œftâ€ that are treated as a single letter.
Refers to a glyph that is created when two or more characters are combined to form a new, single typographical character.
a form of plainchant notation combining two notes in a single symbol.
character consisting of two or more letters combined into one
a coherent graphical symbol that represents at least two distinct notes
a "double decker" sign composed of a normal letter and a subscript
a fusion of two or more ordinary letters into a new glyph
a glyph that represents a number of characters together, so that the display is more typographically pleasing
an example of a glyph that represents two (or more) characters
an extension/customization of a font
a sequence of consecutive characters , rendered as a single glyph
a special character that combines two (or sometimes three) letters into a single character
a traditional or convenient graphical presentation of a sequence of letters, e
a typographical type where two or more letters are joined
Two or more letters tied together into a single letter. In some typefaces, character combinations such as fi and fl overlap, resulting in an unsightly shape. The fi and fl ligatures were designed to improve the appearance of these characters. Letter combinations such as ff, ffl and ffi are available in the Adobe Expert Collections.
two letters designed as one, e.g., fi fl (see GTS standard for usage rule).
In typography, two or more characters designed as a distinct unit and commonly available as a single character. Examples are ae, ce, etc.
Characters conjoined in order to avoid overlap and clumsy spacing. Common ligatures are: fi and fl
A character or glyph combining elements of two or more other glyphs and used as a substitute for those other glyphs in typesetting.
In type, two or three characters joined on one body, or matrix, such as ff,ffi,ffl.
a method of writing certain letter combinations in which two separate letters are joined into a new form
A special double character in a font representing two letters as one. For example, ae and oe. One character that is made up of two or more letters.
letters which are joined together as a single unit of type such as oe and fi.
Two or more letters tied together into a single letter. They are designed to improve the appearance of certain character combinations. The standard ligatures are: ff, fi, fl, ffi, and ffl.
Ligatures are two or more characters in sequence joined into a single unit. For example, the aeâ€ligature (Ã¦) and oeâ€ligature (Å“). They were used with movable type for thin characters that become illegible when run together, and in elegant handwriting. Ligatures are usually unnecessary in text designed for a computer screen, though they may be desirable when discussing historical documents or to accurately represent calligraphy.
two or more letters combined to form one character ( fi, fl)
The combination of two or more letters into a single character. For example, a + e = æ. To see some common Greek ligatures, look here.
Many letter can be joined together in printing to form new characters, such as "fi" and "fl". In these cases, the tops of the two letters would join together.
in typography, characters that are bound to each other, such as "oe" and "ae." In professional typefaces, the lowercase "f" is also often set as a ligature in combination with other characters such as "fi" and "fl."
two or more letters that are grouped or 'tied' together, for example in some typefaces the 'fi' and 'oe' sequences overlapped which looked terrible, this is rectified by ligature.
a single shape or glyph that represents two or more underlying characters. See also conjunct.
Certain letter combinations that appear frequently together in fonts are combined as one character.
A character, letter, or type, such as æ, combining two or more letters.
Two (or occasionally more) characters printed together so they are connected.