Merged Letters

Why are some letters are merged in Illustrator?


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It's called a Ligature and is designed to aid in reading. You can customarily turn off ligatures via the OpenType Panel in Illustrator:

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You can also select the ligature and use the Glyph Panel to choose a different glyph if you'd like.

  • My old artworks also showing same problem. How to solve this?
    – Ash
    Nov 19, 2015 at 8:09
  • @Ash Same way. If the text has been outlined, you can't. Nov 19, 2015 at 8:41

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