Typography Terms (L)

a glossary of typographic terms

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ligature

Two or more letters joined together into a single letter or glyph. 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.

on iLT:
Decline and Fall of the Ligature

elsewhere:
Typographical Ligature — Wikipedia

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