Re: [africa] Re: The Yoruba under-diacritic

From: Jörg Knappen (
Date: Fri Jan 28 2005 - 12:03:12 CST

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    On Thu, 27 Jan 2005, Donald Z. Osborn wrote:
    > Using the combining vertical line below U+0329, which seems to be in the
    > On another level, it might handicap efforts at unified/standardized Nigerian
    > usage of dot-under (mainly precomposed) characters. Some other languages
    > notably Igbo have similar diacritics, but appearing uniquely (?) as dots. I may
    > be the only one bringing this kind of issue up, but if you look at current
    > pan-Nigerian software efforts that seek to serve a multilingual market (Konyin,
    > Paradigm, to name two small commercial ones), they utilize dot-under
    > diacritics.

    I came essentially to the same conclusion while creating the fc fonts for
    use with the LaTeX2e system: Use dot below consistently. Alltho LaTeX has
    no problems to use other diacritics as well since one can combine
    diacritics and base letters coming from different fonts with TeX and

    --J"org Knappen

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