Re: Combining diacriticals and Cyrillic

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Thu Jul 10 2003 - 12:28:27 EDT

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    On 10/07/2003 08:45, Doug Ewell wrote:

    >You could try using the precomposed characters directly. (Look
    >throughout the Cyrillic block beginning at U+0400; you'll find them.)
    >These are canonically equivalent to the letter+diacritic combinations,
    >and are actually preferred in some contexts (Normalization Form C).
    >However, not all fonts contain glyphs for them, so you may be back at
    >Square 1.
    Of the combinations which Vladimir is looking at, Cyrillic vowels
    (including some which are vowels in Bulgarian but not in Russian) with
    grave accents, only one pair 0400/0450 exists as a precomposed pair.

    Peter Kirk

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