From: Adam Twardoch (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jan 16 2008 - 12:43:53 CST
Asmus Freytag wrote:
> It doesn't work at all with many other fonts.
Probably still works better than trying to use a precomposed form with a
font that does not have a glyph for it :)
> 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).
Of course, a properly designed font running in an OpenType Layout
environment that supports mark attachment (InDesign CS3, Word XP-2007 on
Windows etc.) would take care of it using dynamic mark positioning.
> 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.
That is only a Czech and Slovak local tradition, not a linguistically
universal one. I don't think extending this convention to
non-Czecho-Slovakian use would make sense, and be understandable to the
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