No ligatures in chapter

Jele, Harald harald.jele at
Fri Sep 16 08:36:20 CEST 2022

Dear Frank,

yes, indeed. It seems, that there is something wrong with the installation of the EB Garamond within This is LuaHBTeX, Version 1.14.0 (TeX Live 2022/dev/Debian).
I put a minimal example on
If you change the font from
\setmainfont[Ligatures={Common,Rare},Numbers=OldStyle,RawFeature={+ss06}]{EB Garamond}
\setmainfont[Ligatures={Common,Rare},Numbers=OldStyle,RawFeature={+ss06}]{Doulos SIL}
every seems to be ok.

See the delivered wut.log for the font problem. Hope one could fix this :-)

Thanks -- Harald

Von: tex-live < at> im Auftrag von Frank Mittelbach <frank.mittelbach at>
Gesendet: Freitag, 16. September 2022 00:23
An: tex-live at
Betreff: Re: No ligatures in chapter

Am 15.09.22 um 23:47 schrieb Max Chernoff:
> Hi Harald,
>> When changing from LuaLaTeX, This is LuaTeX Version 1.10.0 (TeX Live
>> 2019/Debian) to This is LuaHBTeX, Version 1.14.0 (TeX Live
>> 2022/dev/Debian) no ligatures are set in \chapter. Also a -- (double
>> minus) is not
>> rendered as a – (dash). Are there any new options I have to set??
>> Within the running text and the ToC everything is fine.
>> This is, when using
>> \setmainfont[Ligatures={Common,Rare},Numbers=OldStyle,RawFeature={+ss06}]{EB Garamond}
>> Other fonts seem to work as expected. Is there a way to repair this?
> Assuming that this is a fontspec/luaotfload issue, adding "TeX" to the
> ligatures list:
>     \setmainfont[Ligatures={Common,Rare,TeX},Numbers=OldStyle,RawFeature={+ss06}]{EB Garamond}
> should (hopefully) fix the dash issue. Adding "Required" or "Contextual"
> to the same ligatures list might solve the ligatures issue.
> You can also try adding "Renderer = Node" as a font option, although
> that shouldn't (in theory) affect anything here.
> More likely this is an issue caused by some unrelated package/class, so
> preparing a minimal and complete example would help solve the issue.

if it is only happening for the font of a chapter (ie the bold face) it
sounds more to me like a font issue. I think I saw a recent EB Garamond
update, maybe something got wrong there?

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