Elaine Keown wrote:
> In the current Unicode Standard, is there a numeric limit to how many things---multiple systems of vowel points, text annotation systems, etc----can be stacked onto a base character?
There is no limit in principle. If you have a text consisting of a
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A followed by one million COMBINING CIRCUMFLEX ACCENTs,
you may have trouble rendering it properly on screen or printer --- but
that's a side issue.
> If some of the stacked items REALLY belong to the base character, but others are actually "attached" to a specific syllable or the word involved, they just appear above a base character, what does Unicode do?
You place such combining characters after the base character they are
going to appear over, under, or inside of, and never mind the apparent
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