When two letters or glyphs are joined into one glyph as a ligature, is this glyph considered two letters or one, as letters on their own are considered words as D and S, when two letters are joined as one glyph, does this glyph have a name as dee and ess and is it considered a word?

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    I really can't see how this is a question for English Language & Usage. Many or most of these ligatures aren't even seen in English. If there were a typography stack exchange you could ask there, but until then this question is so narrow in scope that it falls outside of our purview here.
    – Robusto
    Dec 11, 2018 at 22:20
  • Can you fix your sentence? It starts off meaningfully, but after the 2nd comma things get weird. How many questions are in this? Can you split up that run-on sentence?
    – Mitch
    Dec 11, 2018 at 22:25

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You answered your own question. It's called a ligature.

  • Agreed. Seems that a thing is not a word. :-) See also, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… Dec 11, 2018 at 22:58
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