From: Mark Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Nov 06 2008 - 08:58:29 CST
This would only be required if in that language, there would be a semantic
difference between the stacked and side-by-side versions. If it is just a
preferred rendering for that language, then that should be handled via the
On Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 2:22 AM, Karl Pentzlin <email@example.com>wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 4. November 2008 um 13:59 schrieb Emanuele Saiu:
> ES> Apostrophe + acute accent ('´). It isn't codified in Unicode as a
> diacritic, is it?
> ES> It is similar to the double acute accent of Hungarian ő ű, but
> ES> the first mark should be an apostrophe (or Greek smooth breathing), not
> an acute.
> ES> Apostrophe plus acute is common in traditional phonetic
> ES> transcriptions used in Romance linguistics. ...
> At the Vienna workshop yesterday (2008-11-05), it was demonstrated
> that side-by-side-placing of diacritics of the same combining class
> (e.g. ring above + acute accent) is common in dialect transcription
> systems in a productive way, e.g. used in the Obščeslavjanskij
> lingvističeskij atlas.
> Therefore, a normative mechanism for doing so has to be added to
> Unicode. If this could not be accomplished by extending the semantics
> of ZWJ for doing so (then, Emanuele Sanciu's example would be encoded
> "latin small letter c/g" + "combining comma above" + ZWJ + "combining
> acute"), then the introduction of a special "combining mark joiner"
> could be a solution.
> - Larl Pentzlin
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