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Remove ligatures Photoshop Elements 14

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Hi folks - help!!

 

We use Photoshop Elements for designing text panels, and Calibri is our text of choice. But we have been searching and searching for a way to remove ligatures to no avail - there is no character panel in Elements, and any changes done in the Preferences settings do not fix the issue. 

 

Please help, we will be forever in your debt 🙂

 

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Remove ligatures Photoshop Elements 14

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Hi folks - help!!

 

We use Photoshop Elements for designing text panels, and Calibri is our text of choice. But we have been searching and searching for a way to remove ligatures to no avail - there is no character panel in Elements, and any changes done in the Preferences settings do not fix the issue. 

 

Please help, we will be forever in your debt 🙂

 

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we have been searching and searching for a way to remove ligatures to no avail  

 

I don't understand what you wish to remove.

Can you post a screen shot?

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Hi, thanks for the response. Here is a screenshot with ligature added:  

 

 

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What operating system are you using?

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Hey Jeff, 

We are using Windows 10 on a Dell PC - although this issue was present in Windows 7 as well 🙂

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I had no idea what a text ligature was until seeing your post.  I am on a Win 10 OS, and I have several varieties of Calibri in my fonts.  I have tried all of them with the letter combinations in your screenshot and none have produced a ligature.  So, I am guessing that it is dependent on the the font that you are using.  A quick Google search shows that some fonts have "discretionary" ligatures that can be turned off in certain applications.  I can't see that Elements would have any such feature.  So, this is possibly something that has to be taken care of at the OS level, or you will have to choose another font.  Perhaps even another Calibri font will work for you.  Have you tried more than one?

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Hey Greg,

I just tried all of the Calibri fonts available stock in Elements, and they all produced the dreaded ligature. Have always wondered why someone would want to use these at all...they just look wacky...

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Greg_S.,

 

You can get the Calibri font from adobe, which does display the Discretionary ligatures in photoshop elements 14, though i believe newer pse versions didn't do that including pse 2020, which has the Discretionary ligatures turned off for that font.

I'll have to look when i get home at some other pse versions.

 

https://fonts.adobe.com/fonts/calibri

 

 

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Jeff, I tried all of my Calibri fonts in Elements 14 which was a recently installed on my machine. So, I'm guessing that the default is to have ligatures turned off.  But the explanation may be more complex than that.

 

Also, I was unable to install the Adobe Calibri font because I already had a similar family of Calibri fonts on my machine, presumably from my MSFT Office installation.  Since I don't think I can add anything further to this conversation, I haven't uninstalled my MSFT fonts to install the Adobe ones.

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I think it's just a case of a bad preference file and not pse 14 itself.

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I would reset all the pse 14 preferences and see if that solves the issue.

 

In the pse 14 editor go to Edit>Preferences>General, click on Reset Preferences on next launch, then restsrt the pse 14 editor.

 

resetpref.png

 

It was weird that i had the same issue in pse 14, but all the other pse versions i tried including

pse 6, pse 11, 13, 15 and 2020 didn't have the same issue, so i reset the pse 14 preferences and

that seemed to fix it.

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Thanks Jeff,

 

I tried the reset preferences twice, no dice - those dang ligatures are still there. Craziness - the plight of the unwanted ligatures continues, thanks for the assistance.

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