No ligatures in chapter

Jele, Harald harald.jele at
Sat Sep 17 10:26:57 CEST 2022

Dear Ulrike,

thanks for checking this.

On each fresh Ubuntu 22.04 system you could easily proof this. But c:\ does not seem to be such one.

Since Frank's Email we know that the "This is LuaHBTeX, Version 1.14.0 (TeX Live 2022/dev/Debian)" has a problem at least with the installation of the EB Garamond Bold font.
So I tried, if the local installation of the font works fine, but there was no difference. The lualatex fontloader did not take the bold font from the home directory of the user, but by the hell exactly the one which came with the TeX Live installation. So this did not help.
I know that I could force the fontloader to take the EBGaramond12-Bold.otf by addressing this with the file name, but I never discovered how to tell the fontsystem, that there is a EBGaramond12-Bold.otf to be taken for the bigger fonts and a EBGaramond08-Bold.otf for the smaller ones :-( 

But I always learn a lot from the crowd -- Harald
Von: tex-live < at> im Auftrag von Ulrike Fischer <news3 at>
Gesendet: Freitag, 16. September 2022 17:41
An: tex-live at
Betreff: Re: No ligatures in chapter

Am Fri, 16 Sep 2022 06:36:20 +0000 schrieb Jele, Harald:

> 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

Well I can't reproduce it. But microtype reports that your bold font
is missing \textendash:

Package microtype Info: Character `textendash ' is missing
(microtype)             in font `TU/EBGaramond(0)/b/n/17.28'.

According to your log you use the following garamond fonts:


This means you are not using the texlive fonts. On my texlive only
these fonts are used:


You could try to force the use of the texlive fonts by using file
names instead of font names in the font declaration.

Ulrike Fischer

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