RE: Accented IJ

From: Kent Karlsson (kentk@md.chalmers.se)
Date: Thu May 01 2003 - 08:35:26 EDT

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    John Hudson wrote:
    > The double-acute is a separate diacritic: it does not
    > represent two acute accents per se.

    While that is true, there is a connection, both for Hungarian
    and Dutch.

    Hungarian has letters like e (of course) and (e-acute), and
    o and (o-acute), but also (o-diaeresis) and o (o-double acute).
    The latter is kind of an -acute (o-diaeresis-acute), but instead
    of putting two diacritics on top of the o, the diaeresis dots are
    lengthened into two acutes.

    For Dutch, (y-diaeresis) can be used instead of ij. If
    acute-accented, a y-double acute would be a reasonable way of
    writing it (as for Hungarian). So <ij-ligature, double acute>
    seems also to be a reasonable way of acute-accenting an
    ij-ligature.

    So the lowercase ij-ligature should have the Soft_Dotted
    property (as should all the math styled lowercase i's and j's
    in plane 1). (Ken: please "salt away safely" for 4.1 ;-)

                    /kent k



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