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LaTeX Beginners Guide by Stefan Kottwitz

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Time for action – exploring ligatures

We will check out Example 3 to discover a ligature. Afterwards, we will have a close look at the default ligatures:

  1. Open Example 3 in TeXworks, click the Typeset button. Move the mouse pointer into the output window, right over the word first, and then click the left button.
    Time for action – exploring ligatures
  2. Go to the editor window, and then add a paragraph break by with empty line and the following letter combinations: ff fi flffiffl -- ---
  3. Add a paragraph break, repeat the preceding line, but this time insert \/ between the letters: f\/f f\/i f\/l f\/f\/i f\/f\/l -\/- -\/-\/-
  4. Typeset and compare the letters in the output:

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