Re: Inappropriate Proposals FAQ

From: John H. Jenkins (
Date: Wed Jul 03 2002 - 17:17:19 EDT

On Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at 02:23 PM, Murray Sargent wrote:

> as something inappropriate. Question: how does one code up (presumably
> with markup) a caret over a jk pair in a math expression? The dot on the
> j should be missing for this case, but how does one communicate that to
> a font if there's no code for a dotless j? It seems that dotless j is
> needed for some mathematical purposes.

The glyph is; the character isn't. There are also accented j's which are
based on a dotless-j. The way we do it is include a glyph called
"dotlessj" in the font, and have the tables set up so that whenever "j" is
found with an accent, dotlessj is substituted.

John H. Jenkins

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