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

From: André Szabolcs Szelp (
Date: Fri Nov 07 2008 - 03:00:19 CST

  • Next message: Asmus Freytag: "Re: Accents of the same combining class displayed side by side"

    Having been there, the diacritic you described I would clearly
    describe as a three-fold broken like, NOT as two circumflexes next to
    each other joined.

    While we _have_ seen diacritics side by side (and I believe this is
    not an encoding issue, but a positioning issue, similar to glyph
    variation), the one example you just mentioned, Karl, I believe does
    not belong to that class.


    2008/11/6 Karl Pentzlin <>:
    > Am Donnerstag, 6. November 2008 um 22:33 schrieb Michael Everson:
    > ME> On 6 Nov 2008, at 21:24, Asmus Freytag wrote:
    >>> I claim that side by side is common for tall narrow accents, but
    >>> uncommon for flat wide ones. Is that the difference?
    > ME> No. Teuthonista usually stacks. For instance, diaeresis atop
    > ME> diaeresis. Same as UPA. There are also side-by-side accents, like
    > ME> Circumflex and Acute (if I recall correctly; Karl can correct this).
    > Teuthonista, which uses doubled diacritics commonly, uses circumflexes
    > side by side, while it stacks diaereses, breves and inverted breves.
    > The paired circumflexes are connected and may look like a turned
    > sans-serif w.
    > - Karl Pentzlin

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