From: John Cowan (
Date: Mon Feb 10 2003 - 23:08:45 EST

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    Kenneth Whistler scripsit:

    > So formal canonical decompositions are almost entirely
    > confined to separable, accent-like diacritics (acute,
    > grave, diaeresis, and so on). The only significant exceptions are
    > the cedilla and ogonek, which attach smoothly to letter
    > bottoms without otherwise distorting them, and which
    > often have graphic alternates that are, indeed, separated
    > diacritics (comma-like and reverse-comma-like forms).

    And the Vietnamese horn.

    John Cowan     
    To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all.  There
    are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language
    that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful.
            --_The Hobbit_

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