From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Nov 23 2008 - 10:20:11 CST
Hans Aberg <haberg at math dot su dot se> wrote:
>> I still think it would be reasonable to expect combining marks like
>> macrons and circumflexes to be always centered over the base
>> character, not off to the right, even if the vertical spacing is
>> wrong. Like I said, almost nothing.
> I experimented a bit, one and a half decade ago, with creating the
> Swedish letter (U00C5) in TeX, which then was necessary to do by
> combining an A writing a small circle above it. It turns out to be
> quite complicated, because characters may have a slant, to center the
> circle on.
Since ring-above is generally expected to attach to the base letter,
it's not one of the combining marks with which I would expect this
automatic behavior to work. Cedilla and ogonek and horn are other
examples. I was thinking more of diacritics that float above the base
letter, such that if they touch but the diacritic is still visible, the
result is at least tolerable.
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