From: John Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jun 03 2003 - 12:07:18 EDT
At 06:39 AM 6/3/2003, Peter_Constable@sil.org wrote:
>"Philippe Verdy" <email@example.com> wrote on 06/03/2003 07:25:46 AM:
> > How do you consider the existing "hook" diacritic ?
>If you're talking about U+0309 COMBINING HOOK ABOVE, I don't think it
>normally attaches. In fact, it's combining class is 230 'above' and not 214
Philippe may be thinking of the Vietnamese 'horn', U+031B COMBINING HORN,
which does attach. My understanding, though, is that this is encoded for
backwards compatibility, and was the result of a hack necessary to fit
Vietnamese language support into an 8-bit codepage. It is a long time since
I have seen any Vietnamese fonts that support the 'horned' vowels by
attaching this character as a combining diacritic: they all use the
precomposed horn vowels.
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