Re: ~(char=glyph)

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Wed Sep 01 1999 - 05:58:08 EDT

Ar 15:07 -0700 1999-08-31, scríobh Erland Sommarskog:

>No matter whether I and Dan like it, we will have to face that <ä>
>may appear as <a> + <¨>.

Unicode normalization suggests that you'll never know the difference. I
don't know if that's 100% true, but it feels true. ;-)

>Not because any stupid Anglophone thinks that
>it is just an <a< with two dots over, but because there is a need
>for a non-spacing diaresis anyway. Say that I one say get the
>bright idea of devising a new, spelling-consistent script for
>Swedish. Maybe I will find that <w> + <¨> is a character I need. With
>Unicode I can do it. (I presume.)

W¨ is used in Welsh. It can be decomposed or you can use U+1E84 - U+1E85

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