RE: Merging combining classes, was: New contribution N2676

From: John Hudson (
Date: Wed Oct 29 2003 - 11:15:32 CST

At 04:04 AM 10/29/2003, Kent Karlsson wrote:

>The Latvian "cedillas" are really commas below, and are best encoded so.
>Still for lowercase g (not for uppercase) the comma below is _rendered_
>as a turned comma above.

The 'not for uppercase' rule depends on the design of the uppercase letter.
Typically, there is no descending portion, so the 'comma' accent goes
below; in some handwriting typefaces and with swash letters, the G may have
a descending stroke. In this case the accent is turned and placed above,
just as it is for the lowercase. Of course, it is encoded as the comma
below. The attached examples are from the version of Hermann Zapf's Zapfino
that ships with Apple's OS X.

John Hudson

Tiro Typeworks
Vancouver, BC

I sometimes think that good readers are as singular,
and as awesome, as great authors themselves.
                                       - JL Borges


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