# [OS X TeX] ligature fi not appearing

Jonathan Kew jonathan at jfkew.plus.com
Wed May 13 20:02:18 EDT 2009

```On 14 May 2009, at 00:49, David Watson wrote:

>    \usepackage[applemac]{inputenc}
> to your preamble, and hopefully that will clear it up.

Better: replace the "ﬁ" characters in your file with normal "fi"
sequences, and leave it up to TeX and the fonts to provide the
appropriate ligatures on the fly. Similarly for "ﬂ", if you've used
that. Using these in source text is not necessary or helpful, and will