Re: Latin J capital letter with caron

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Wed Jan 16 2008 - 11:10:31 CST

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    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
    > Raymond Mercier

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