'ct' ligature questions

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Jon Hochman's picture
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'ct' ligature questions
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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 =).

Thanks!

Jon.

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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.

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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. [[http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/adobe/garamond/adobe-garamond/opentype-ps/3...|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. [[http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/adobe/arno/|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.

Jon Hochman's picture
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Miguel,

That worked perfectly.

Thanks!

Jon.

David W Waddell's picture
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You can find the answer to this using the Free Andron Scriptor Web font here:
http://www.yourphotocard.com/Ascanius/Reference.htm
Dave

Andreas Stötzner's picture
Joined: 12 Mar 2007 - 10:21am
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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.