Re: sign for anti-neutrino - greek nu with diacritical line aboveworkaround ?

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Sat Aug 07 2004 - 11:58:47 CDT

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    Hannes Mayer <h dot mayer at inode dot at> wrote:

    > BTW, just out of curiosity, if one proposes a new character, and it
    > is approved, how long does it take until that new character is avail-
    > able in the most common fonts ?

    Just so there is no confusion: If the "new character" you are proposing
    is a Greek lowercase nu with a macron above, then it will not ever be
    approved in Unicode, because it can already be represented with the
    sequence U+03BD U+0304.

    If you are having problems getting this sequence to display properly in
    browsers, see:

    In general you will achieve your goals much faster by waiting for
    browser and display-engine technology to improve so that combining
    diacritics are displayed correctly than by proposing new precomposed
    characters and (even if they were approved) waiting for "the most
    common" general-purpose fonts to be updated to include them.

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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