RE: Questions about diacritics

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Fri Sep 10 2004 - 22:00:55 CDT

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    Could you provide some images of the things you're wanting to support,
    along with further clarification regarding which are in existing usage
    versus which are hypothetical?

    Peter Constable

    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: []
    > Behalf Of Gerd Schumacher
    > Sent: Friday, September 10, 2004 4:21 PM
    > To:
    > Subject: Questions about diacritics
    > Questions about diacritics
    > 1. Combinations with the double (wide) macron
    > I found an acute as well as a breve over the double macron, which is
    > by
    > Latinitics. Simple diacritics stacking might not be allowed in this
    > because the double macron got a higher combining class than both of
    > other diacritics. It does work well with OpenType, but I fear, it is
    > legal.
    > If no, should there be used the CGJ for combining "normal" diacritics
    > the double wide ones? The normal behaviour of the CGJ between
    > would not make any sense here.
    > 2. Another invisible diacritics carrier
    > I also found an acute on diphtongs, placed on the boundary of both
    > (au, ei, eu, oe, and ui). These graphemes are also used by
    > for sure such diacritics placing on diagraphs would be useful in more
    > cases
    > than this particular one. For example IPA tone contour marks, and the
    > proposed zigzag above, if applied to diagraphs would be placed best
    > way. At least I am going to do so in a grammer.
    > Such diacritics placing would also be very welcome by some
    > I
    > know.
    > In my opinion there should be a universal solution, which can be
    > easily. A nonspacing diacritics carrier would be the best solution.
    > there any serious arguments against such a proposal?
    > Best regards
    > Gerd

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