I seem to have this issue where anytime I type out a lowercase word that includes the letters S and T next to each other, Ai automatically adds this "tail" like curve serif between the two letters. It only happens with the "standard" typefaces like:
arial bold italic
Times New Roman
I don't really understand what happened because I haven't changed any preferences for types/fonts etc.
See this example, in the word "study":
I'm running Ai 24.3 64-bit.
Thank you so much.
Open up the OpenType panel and untick Discretionary Ligatures.
thank you for the reply. I unticked the "Discretionary Ligatures" tab but it did not work. I ticked and unticked all other options, ultimately leaving Standard, Contextual, and Discretionary ligatures boxes unticked and that fixed it! It even has the icon "ST" how silly.
Thank you for your help.
Thanks for reaching out. I agree with Doug. Please check out this help article(https://helpx.adobe.com/in/illustrator/using/special-characters.html#use_ligatures_and_contextual_al...) to know more about ligatures in Adobe Illustrator. Hope it helps.
This is helpful to learn more about type behaviors. Thank you kindly.