Re: Basic question: types of diacritics marks

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Fri Jul 19 2002 - 03:34:39 EDT

At 00:56 +0200 2002-07-19, Adam Twardoch wrote:
>I have a very basic question. What would be the implementation differences
>of diacritics marks in a font? For example, we'd consider:
>U+00B4 acute accent

This is a spacing acute accent.

>U+02CA modifier letter acute accent

This is also spacing, and is used to mark tone in some Asian languages.

>U+0301 combining acute accent

This is the one that you can use productively as a nonspacing
combining diacritic over a, p, x, or letters in other scripts.

Michael Everson *** Everson Typography ***

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