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Re: ligatures (Re: ps2pdf and xpdf problems.)

Filip Van Raemdonck <mechanix@debian.org> writes:

> Isn't typing "f\/f" in the latex source supposed to fix this?
> Or have I missed something?

Yes, but that's a real pain.  You don't want to have to search/replace
a 200 page document to change the ff, fi, fl, ffl, ffi stuff.  

What you _can_ do, for every font you care about, is do

tftopl font.tfm |grep -v 'LIG C f' > font.pl
pltotf font.pl font.tfm

Then, if you are doing cmr or another font preloaded into latex,
regenerate the latex format.  

You can do this all in your local directory, if you want.  I just
tried it with cmr10, and it worked.  

This is _also_ a pain, of course, but at least it's a one-time pain.  

Hmmm... interesting.  It looks like another solution is to ditch CMR
and use other Type1 fonts.  I just tried copy-paste from a PDF I made
with Adobe's Spectrum with expert set and the ligatures come out as
normal text when copied.  Ditto with pslatex.  So it seems the
absolute easiest way of doing this is to stop using CMR.  8^)

(I don't _think_ this is Acrobat version-specific, but I could provide
test files if anyone is interested.)

Alan Shutko <ats@acm.org> - In a variety of flavors!
Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny.

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