From: Asmus Freytag (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jan 16 2008 - 11:10:31 CST
On 1/16/2008 4:34 AM, Raymond Mercier wrote:
> Vincent Boulay writes
> >Unfortunately, we can’t build character Latin capital letter J with
> caron by using combining diacritical marks.
> Why not
> J̌: U+004a + U+0030c
> It works with Doulos SIL, at least.
It doesn't work at all with many other fonts. I suspect the main problem
is that for J a naively placed caron clashes badly with the letter shape
(your example shows what looks like a mangled serif on the J on my system).
For other tall letter shapes, caron is often rendered as a comma next to
the ascender. I have never seen a J with caron, but that kind of
adaptation would make sense for J as well - however, it would have to
be something expected by the reader or it would be misidentified as a
comma above diacritc.
> Curiously it is missing in the list at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caron
> Raymond Mercier
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