'ct' ligature questions

imageWIS's picture

I've been trying to find the 'ct' ligature, so that i can copy and paste it on writing documents, but so far i have had no success. Nor, do I know what the shortcut, if any will pull it up in OS X.

Since those on here are far more knowledgeable than I; I'm hoping that someone has a solution for me =).



Jos Buivenga's picture

If a font already has such a ligature, you can generally activate it by using the "discretionary ligatures" (dlig) OpenType feature. The program you're using has to support OpenType.

Miguel Sousa's picture

This might turn into an interesting challenge for you. First of all, there's no standard "shortcut" for the c_t ligature. Second, *if* a font has the c_t ligature, that glyph will be either unencoded or encoded in the PUA block because that ligature is not part of the Unicode repertoire (unlike the s_t ligature at U+FB06 and other ligatures that were encoded for compatibility reasons).

Then, assuming the font has the c_t ligature, there are two scenarios:
1. If the glyph was encoded in the PUA block, you'll be able to insert it in most applications (e.g. Word, InDesign) and you're likely to find it at codepoint U+E077. An example of a font with encoded c_t ligature is Adobe Garamond Pro

2. If the glyph was not encoded, you will need an OpenType-savvy application (e.g. Illustrator, InDesign) to access it. An example of a font with unencoded c_t ligature is Arno Pro
Note: unencoded glyphs are not accessible via Windows Character Map, nor via Mac OS X Character Palette.

imageWIS's picture


That worked perfectly.



dwwaddell's picture

You can find the answer to this using the Free Andron Scriptor Web font here:

Andreas Stötzner's picture

unencoded glyphs are not accessible […] via Mac OS X Character Palette.

I can’t second that. My Mac OS character palette shows unencoded glyphs with a warning, but insertion works fine.

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