From: Kenneth Whistler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Oct 16 2007 - 13:43:40 CDT
Chris Key asked:
> I'm hoping that someone might be able to advise the correct (or at least
> best) way to typeset the title in the following image,
> The best rendering that I've found so far is as used by wikipedia,
> (pronounced 'lÄ•h-'nÃ©rd 'skin-'nÃ©rd), or shown in,
I think the wikipedia has this correct.
> Here, four apostrophes have been used to represent the four apostrophe
> like symbols on the original.
And in particular, the directionless apostrophe, U+0027, rather than
the regular text apostrophe, U+2019 -- particularly as this was
set with a typewriter-style font.
This usage is based on old American dictionary practice of marking
stress this way in the front of a syllable.
The more technical pair of characters used for this stress
marking in Websters-type dictionaries nowadays is:
U+02C8 MODIFIER LETTER VERTICAL LINE
U+02CC MODIFIER LETTER LOW VERTICAL LINE
when dictionaries contrast a primary stress with the first (higher
form) and a secondary stress with the second (lower form).
> On the original, however, the first such
> character is significantly larger and higher set than the remaining
> three in order to denote that stress be placed on the first syllable.
Actually, I disagree. I think this was likely a design conceit
by whoever designed the text for the album cover -- and the higher
form in front of the "l" is higher simply because the "l" is
an ascender (taller) letter, whereas the other 3 letters ("n", "s",
and "n" again) are shorter.
Certainly the "pronunciation" doesn't pass muster as an actual
representation, because it wouldn't need 4 stress marks. And
the e-acutes don't follow American dictionaries, either. They
might have been a substitution for schwas that the font didn't
> I've had a good look through all the potentially relevant unicode
> blocks, but haven't yet found a suitable pair of characters to use here.
> Can anyone advise what might be suitable?
Just use the wikipedia representation. I think that is good
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