From: Peter Constable (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Mar 15 2006 - 01:03:08 CST
Indeed, these are not combinations of diacritics; they are single diacritics the names for which are based on combinations of single-stroke diacritics they seem to resemble.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
> Behalf Of James Cloos
> Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 9:19 PM
> To: Unicode Discussion
> Cc: David J Perry
> Subject: Re: Compound combining marks
> >>>>> "David" == David J Perry <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> David> I notice that Unicode 5.0 has several compound combining marks
> David> (macron plus acute, etc.) at U+1DC4..1DC9.
> I made that same mis-assumption about those character based on their
> names. A look at the code chart at:
> shows that they are not two diacritics but rather a blend.
> Eg, macron-acute starts out like a macron and takes a sharp turn up
> at the halfway point, akin to the acute. Something like this bad
> ascii art of « U+0223 U+1DC4 »:
> | _/
> | ou
> (That is LATIN SMALL LETTER OU with COMBINING MACRON-ACUTE.)
> James H. Cloos, Jr. <email@example.com>
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