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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typographic_ligature

In writing and typography, a ligature occurs where two or more graphemes or letters are joined ... While in printing, a ligature is a group of characters that is typeset as a unit, and the characters do not have to be joined. For example, in some ...

typography.guru/journal/whats-a-ligature

Nov 20, 2012 ... So what are they? A letter, a ligature or a digraph? From just viewing at printed text, we can't even tell if one or two glyphs have been used.

www.typographydeconstructed.com/ligature

Definition: Two or more letters combined into one character make a ligature. ... A printed or written character (as æ or ƒƒ) consisting of two or more letters or ...

www.dictionary.com/browse/ligature

Ligature definition, the act of binding or tying up: The ligature of the artery was done with skill. ... Printing, Orthography. a stroke or bar connecting two letters. 5.

www.scribendi.com/advice/a_guide_to_the_proper_and_improper_use_of_ligatures.en.html

The use of these little characters increased during the 15th century with the advent of metal movable type, a system of printing that uses metal blocks of letters to ...

www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ligature

Define ligature: something that is used to bind specifically : a filament (such as a ... 4 : a printed or written character (such as æ or ƒƒ) consisting of two or more ...

practicaltypography.com/ligatures.html

Ligatures were invented to solve a practical typesetting problem. In the days of metal fonts, certain characters had features that physically collided with other ...

en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/ligature

'there was no sign of the ligature which strangled her'. More example ... 3.1 A stroke that joins adjacent letters in writing or printing. Example sentences.

ilovetypography.com/2007/09/09/decline-and-fall-of-the-ligature

Sep 9, 2007 ... These are the most common ligatures, ff, fl, fi, ffi and ffl. ... Well, to cut a long story short, the modern-era of printing, the typewriter and Desk Top ...