Re: Accents of the same combining class displayed side by side

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Thu Nov 06 2008 - 14:45:50 CST

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    On 6 Nov 2008, at 19:56, Asmus Freytag wrote:

    > Wouldn't you (and others) think that the reason that such side by
    > side placement is common has to do with the restrictions on vertical
    > space on the line? I think, rather than being a feature of the
    > *notational system* it's a reflection of typographical constraint.
    > Can you (or others) corroborate or refute this?

    Teuthonista is just as complex and highly-developed as the Uralic
    Phonetic Alphabet is. While UPA stacks diacritics, Teuthonista places
    some of them side by side. Actually so does UPA. And we encoded the
    side-by-side ones explicitly.

    > If this is indeed primarily motivated by typographic constraint,
    > then it would not be useful to invent a new mechanism to encode a
    > rendering issue. Instead, the explanation about permissible
    > typographic variation in rendering stacked accents ought to be
    > expanded/clarified, including and explanation of when and how common
    > such variations are employed.

    Teuthonista stacks as well though.

    Michael Everson *

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