Re: Questions about diacritics

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Tue Sep 14 2004 - 13:17:14 CDT

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    On 14/09/2004 18:28, Philippe Verdy wrote:

    > ...
    > So I do think that the LateX2e "compound word mark" should map to
    > <ZWNJ,INVISIBLE LETTER> rather than just ZWNJ...
    > The "(-)burg" abbreviation as "(-)b˘g" (with a non-spacing but
    > non-combining breve) should then be encoded with the invisible letter,
    > in combination with ZWNJ to make it non-spacing.)

    I hope that anyone who is reviewing the INVISIBLE LETTER proposal is
    aware that this kind of usage with ZWNJ (in fact I think you probably
    mean ZWJ) is not at all part of the proposal, but is nothing more than a
    speculative extenstion of it dreamed up by Philippe. And it is one which
    has many potential problems.

    For the abbreviation of -burg, would U+035D COMBINING DOUBLE BREVE be

    Peter Kirk (personal) (work)

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