Unicode: Ligature

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Unicode Ligatures

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Unicode has characters that is named ligature.

examples of Unicode Latin ligatures:

ij

IJ Œ

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Unicode Ligature Characters are Not Necessarily Rendered as Ligature

unicode ligature fi  qQrS9
unicode ligature fi

Ironically, the deprecated [fi] “LATIN SMALL LIGATURE FI” is less of a ligature in some fonts than ASCII f+i. It isn't required to be stylistically merged fi (connected or dotless etc), just be f+i in a single glyph, for legacy support.

from unicode expert [2020-08-05 https://twitter.com/FakeUnicode ]

Difference of Ligature vs Digraph

ligature 2020-08-05 rsMs5
unicode ligature 2020-08-05

Latin Based Characters