RE: Compound combining marks

From: Peter Constable (petercon@microsoft.com)
Date: Wed Mar 15 2006 - 01:03:08 CST

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    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.

    Peter Constable

    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: unicode-bounce@unicode.org [mailto:unicode-bounce@unicode.org] 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 <hospes@scholarsfonts.net> 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:
    >
    > http://www.unicode.org/Public/5.0.0/charts/CodeCharts-5.0.0d1.pdf
    >
    > 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.)
    >
    > -JimC
    > --
    > James H. Cloos, Jr. <cloos@jhcloos.com>



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