Re: Questions about diacritics

From: Jörg Knappen (
Date: Tue Sep 14 2004 - 11:06:28 CDT

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    In LaTeX2e with the Cork coding (for TeXnicians: \usepackage[T1]{fontenc})
    there is a so-called >>compound word mark<<. It has the functions of
    teh ZERO WIDTH NON JOINER in the UCS: It breaks ligatures, it can be used
    to produce a final s in the middle of a word.

    By design, it has zero width but x height. So it can be used to carry
    accents to be placed in the middle between two characters.

    My classic for this situation is the german -burg abbreviature often seen
    in cartography: It is -bg. with breve between b and g. The abbreviature
    -bg. without accent means -berg.

    --J"org Knappen

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