From: Doug Ewell (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Nov 17 2002 - 15:53:08 EST
Adam Twardoch <list dot adam at twardoch dot com> wrote:
> I'm looking for reference/guidelines on positioning of Vietnamese
> diacritics. Any hints?
The basic guideline is that the acute accent (tone mark) should kern to
the right of an accompanying circumflex accent, and the grave accent
(tone mark) should kern to the left of the circumflex. They should not
simply be placed above the circumflex. Also, the "hook above" tone mark
should kern to the right of the circumflex.
Other combinations of accent + tone mark don't generally get in each
other's way, so they don't pose any special design problems. Letters
with single diacritics (e.g. a with acute) can be rendered using the
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