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List of Ligatures

This is a list of ligatures that I’ve put together. Note that this is not a “complete” list of ligatures or even a “correct” list or a list of “officially recognised” ligatures. This is just a list that I thought would be fun.
When I finally write Stroke Order for Various things this article may prove useful.

Some info

I include pictures of what these ligatures would look like, which I created by playing around with letters from IPAGothic (sans-serif) and IPAMincho (serif). I used to use Arial, but I learned these two were apparently Public Domain, meaning I’m in less of a “legal gray zone” than before.
I spent more time on some than others. If I had the motivation, I’d probably spend way more time to get them all right (and I’d probably make my own font).
This is mostly just a list of ones I thought would make good ligatures. The pictures exist as a sort of visual aide.

Ligs

A

Mincho/Serif Versions

Aa


aA

Gothic/Sans-Serif Versions

Aa


aA

Æ

The capital and lowercase versions already existed in the base font, which I assume is because they’re considered distinct letters, rather than ligatures.
The rest I made myself.

Mincho/Serif Versions

Æ
Ae


æ
aE

Gothic/Sans-Serif Versions

Æ
Ae


æ
aE

B

B&

C

ca
cb


ce
co


cu

D

DB
db


O

OB

S

Mincho/Serif - St


Below are listed ligatures that use the “long s” - ſ. This character was created from the f character, without the line in the middle.
So far, it’s lower-case only, because I don’t understand the upper-case version just yet.

Mincho/Serif Versions

ſT
ſt

Gothic/Sans-Serif Versions

ſT
ſt

T

Mincho/Serif Versions

TH
TH


Th
Th


th
th


tH
tH

Gothic/Sans-Serif Versions

TH
TH


Th
Th


th
th


tH
tH
  • My obsession with ligatures only started recently and it’s mostly related to how pretty they look.
  • The ligatures here may eventually find themselves in the Kanji article as new syllables/radicals.
lb/ligature_list.txt · Last modified: 2022-03-20 09:46:35 by ninjasr