From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Nov 06 2008 - 14:45:50 CST
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 * http://www.evertype.com
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