Bug 85574 - ffi ligature not auto-substituted
Summary: ffi ligature not auto-substituted
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: DejaVu
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Serif (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
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Assignee: Deja Vu bugs
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Reported: 2014-10-28 21:09 UTC by Axel Niedenhoff
Modified: 2018-08-22 16:28 UTC (History)
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Description Axel Niedenhoff 2014-10-28 21:09:38 UTC
The letter combination ffi should be turned automatically into the ffi ligature, which does not happen with version 2.34 of the font.

I tested with these applications:

LibreOffice Writer
LuaTeX beta-0.79.1
XeTeX 3.14159265-2.6-0.99991

It works fine for DejaVu Sans.

Steps to reproduce:

* In LibreOffice Writer, select DejaVu Serif (24pt to see the effect clearly)
* Type “official”

You will see that the ff ligature gets applied, but the i stays extra.
Comment 1 stuart.salzer 2018-08-22 16:28:41 UTC
I encountered this same problem in ConTeXt, and originally reported here

I solved the problem by editing the font as such

On my mac I open DejaVuSerif.sft with FontForge
From menu select Element > Font info
From side bar select Lookups
Select 'liga' Standard Ligatures - Without dotless i
click [UP] button to move it above 'liga' Standard Ligatures
Click [OK]
And compile the font.

copied the font to
and now ffi ligatures work.

This was needed for all 8 DejaVuSerif* fonts.

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