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Is there a way to globally remove ligatures from a document created with pasted text?
Where can I turn off the use of ligatures if I do not want the pasted text to use ligatures? 

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Ligatures in pasted text may be Alphabetic Presentation Forms ff, fi, fl, ffi, ffl, and not the decomposed text string ff, fi, fl, ffi, ffl. If they are, find and replace is the way to fix the problem as there is no OpenType feature enabled to turn off. 

Ligatures are enabled by default, but can be turned off from the Show Typography pane (Ctrl+Shift+T).

AMD A10-6800K, with Radeon HD Graphics 4100 GHz

8 Gb on Windows 10 64-bit build 17763.316 •  My Free OpenType Fonts

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It depends which ligatures are being used. In addition to the ligatures mentioned by Bhikkhu Pesala there is also the possibility that ligatures encoded using Private Use Area code points are being used, or that the font is automatically displaying ligature glyphs where they are not actually encoded in the text. In rare cases there could be a ZWJ ZERO WIDTH JOINER character between the characters that are the basis of the ligature.

Could you possibly, if the text is not confidential, post an image of the display and some of the text characters please?



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