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Rule "Word contains a ligature"

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Description: Word contains a ligature
Message: The word '\1' contains a ligature (joined letters). Modern English does not usually use ligatures. A ligature in a word causes a spelling error. If the word is an English word, write it with standard characters.
Category: Possible Typo (ID: TYPOS)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • LanguageTool finds spelling errors. [The word 'finds' contains a ligature, not the characters f i.]
  • An æon is a technical term. [ae]
  • This effects many rules. [ef]
  • Her influence is strong. [fl]
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • LanguageTool finds spelling errors.
  • LanguageTool 【Upgraded version...
  • The correct spelling of the proper noun 'Encyclopædia Britannica' uses a ligature (
  • The Danish and Norwegian alphabets end with æ—ø—å, whereas the Icelandic...
  • ... from its Old English meaning, dægesege, from dæges eage meaning "day's eye," and this was...
  • ... accensum ardeat donec totum consumatur, nihilque fæcum aut phlegmatis in fundo remaneat.
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