Re: Accents of the same combining class displayed side by side (was: Re: apostrophe plus acute accent ...)

From: Mark Davis (
Date: Thu Nov 06 2008 - 08:58:29 CST

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    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
    font/rendering system.

    On Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 2:22 AM, Karl Pentzlin <>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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