The reason there is a dotless i is that there is such a letter in Turkish.
It is NOT intended
to use with accents instead of the i with dot. The semantics of both i and j
should be that
they loose their dots if you put an accent on top of them, so there never
should be a problem.
If you really want to have an i with a dot and an accent on top of it, you
can always use
the dot above accent to achieve this.
From: Luke Stevens <email@example.com>
To: Unicode List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sunday, July 04, 1999 11:20
Subject: dotless j
>Just an observation--
>if there is a dotless i, why not a dotless j? You can't apply many of
>the usual combining diacritics (e.g. a macron) to j because the dot is
>in the way. And yes, this is actually a problem for me from time to
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