Re: Variant positions of combining marks

From: John Hudson (
Date: Sat Apr 10 2004 - 14:08:10 EDT

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    Peter Kirk wrote:

    > Does anyone know of any cases where the same combining mark is combined
    > with the same base character in two or more different positions, and
    > where the positioning is semantically significant?

    I suggest refining this question by adding the phrase 'within the same language'. There
    are certainly examples of the same combining mark combined with the same base characters
    in different positions for different languages (e.g. stacked tone marking in African
    orthographies vs. Vietnamese), but these can be handled by interaction of language tagging
    with font layout features. Off hand, I can't think of any examples directly parallel to
    the vav haluma / holam male question.

    John Hudson

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