Example of the Cyrillic script. Excerpt from the manuscript "Bdinski Zbornik". Written in 1360.
A page from the Zograf Codex with text of the Gospel of Luke
The letters s and t combined to create the typographic ligature st
Cyrillic Script Monument in Antarctica
The Baška tablet, found in the 19th century on Krk, conventionally dated to about 1100.
Wooden sorts with ligatures (from left to right) 
fl, ft, ff, fi; in 20 Cicero = 240 Didot points ≈ 90.2328 mm
View of the cave monastery near the village of Krepcha, Opaka Municipality in Bulgaria. Here is found the oldest Cyrillic inscription, dated 921.
The first page of the Gospel of Mark from the 10th–11th century Codex Zographensis, found in the Zograf Monastery in 1843.
Doubles (Geminated consonants) during the Roman Republic era were written as a sicilicus. During the medieval era several conventions existed (mostly diacritic marks). However, in Nordic texts a particular type of ligature appeared for ll and tt, referred to as "broken l" and "broken t".
A page from Азбука (Букварь) (ABC (Reader)), the first Russian language textbook, printed by Ivan Fyodorov in 1574. This page features the Cyrillic alphabet.
The first page of the Gospel of John from the Codex Zographensis.
A widely used Th ligature in a handwriting-style typeface
A page from the Church Slavonic Grammar of Meletius Smotrytsky (1619)
In a book printed in 1591, Angelo Rocca attributed the Glagolitic script to Saint Jerome.
Two common ligatures: fi and fl
Letters Ge, De, I, I kratkoye, Me, Te, Tse, Be and Ve in upright (printed) and cursive (handwritten) variants. (Top is set in Georgia font, bottom in Odessa Script.)
Glagolitic script in the Zagreb Cathedral
Ligatures "Th" and "Wh" illustration
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The last Glagolitic entry in the baptismal register of the Omišalj parish on the island of Krk by the parishioner Nicholas in 1817.
"ß" in the form of a "ſʒ" ligature on a street sign in Berlin (Petersburger Straße). The sign on the right (Bersarinplatz) ends with a "tʒ" ligature ("ꜩ").
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The Lord's Prayer shown in (from left) round, angular, and cursive versions of Glagolitic script.
Capilla de San José, Sevilla. Several ligatures.
Alternate variants of lowercase (cursive) Cyrillic letters: Б/б, Д/д, Г/г, И/и, П/п, Т/т, Ш/ш. 
Default Russian (Eastern) forms on the left.
Alternate Bulgarian (Western) upright forms in the middle. 
Alternate Serbian/Macedonian (Southern) italic forms on the right.
See also: 
Cyrillic cursive.svg Special Cyrillics BGDPT.svg
The ligatures of Adobe Caslon Pro
An et ligature in a humanist script
Uppercase IJ glyph appearing as the distinctive "broken-U" ligature in Helvetica rendered by Omega TeX
Comparison of ij and y in various forms
The Devanagari -ligature (द् + ध् + र् + य = द्ध्र्य) of JanaSanskritSans
Hebrew text: the letter in the upper left is, a ligature of aleph and lamed.
A Chinese chéngyǔ (expression) written as a ligature. It reads Kǒng Mèng hàoxué (孔孟好學) and means "to be as studious as Confucius and Mencius."
Some example ligatures in Latin script
Microsoft Word does not enable ligatures automatically. Here, with Gill Sans Light, the 'f' and 'i' appear superimposed when default settings are used.
An example of Xu Bing's 'Square Word' calligraphy, combining Latin characters into forms that resemble Chinese characters. The word is 'wiki'.

The Early Cyrillic alphabet was developed during the 9th century AD at the Preslav Literary School in the First Bulgarian Empire during the reign of tsar Simeon I the Great, probably by disciples of Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius, the two brothers who created the earlier Glagolitic script.

- Cyrillic script

Cyrillic is derived from the Greek uncial script, augmented by letters from the older Glagolitic alphabet, including some ligatures.

- Cyrillic script

Both the Glagolitic and Cyrillic alphabets were used until 13th-14th century in Bulgaria.

- Glagolitic script

The 41 letters known today include letters for non-Greek sounds, which may have been added by Saint Cyril, as well as ligatures added in the 12th century under the influence of Cyrillic, as Glagolitic lost its dominance.

- Glagolitic script

A number of ligatures have been employed in the Greek alphabet, in particular a combination of omicron (Ο) and upsilon (Υ), which later gave rise to a letter of the Cyrillic script—see Ou (letter). Among the ancient Greek acrophonic numerals, ligatures were common (in fact, the ligature of a short-legged capital pi was a key feature of the acrophonic numeral system).

- Ligature (writing)

Some forms of the Glagolitic script, used from Middle Ages to the 19th century to write some Slavic languages, have a box-like shape that lends itself to more frequent use of ligatures.

- Ligature (writing)
Example of the Cyrillic script. Excerpt from the manuscript "Bdinski Zbornik". Written in 1360.

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