From: John Hudson (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jun 30 2005 - 02:00:54 CDT
Dean Snyder wrote:
> If it were a combining character it could be useful for indicating the
> baseline in all sorts of contexts.
I'm specifically looking for a base, not a combining mark. The tablua accentum on the
handy bookmark that came with my BHS uses the convention to which I refer: a line relative
to which the nikud and te'amim are positioned. Personally, I think it is a lousy
convention: the dotted circle or some other generic mark that approximates the proportions
of an actual letter is better than this line.
An application should be able to indicate the baseline, if that is a desirable feature.
Having a baseline indicator as a combining character is unnecessarily complex.
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