RE: Sequence of Base Characters and Diacritics?

From: Jonathan Rosenne (
Date: Fri Mar 24 2000 - 11:57:47 EST

I don't think these rules are relevant for Hebrew, which has its own rather complex rules.

In any case these rules are not font design rules, while the placement of the Dagesh is.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Patrick Durusau []
> Sent: Friday, March 24, 2000 4:29 PM
> To: Unicode List
> Subject: Sequence of Base Characters and Diacritics?
> Hello,
> I am working on a project that requires the conversion of Hebrew text
> from a transliteration text into Unicode. I have read the materials in
> Unicode 2.0 on combining characters and sequences but I did not see it
> address the issue of placement of the Hebrew Dagesh U+05BC with a base
> character (that may have other diacriticals). The materials on stacking
> multiple diacritics was clear on the ordering for diacritics above and
> below a base character but I could not find an answer about ordering for
> characters that appear in the base character. Answers? Pointers in the
> right direction?
> Many thanks!
> Patrick
> --
> Patrick Durusau
> Society of Biblical Literature

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