Gwoyeu Romatzyh marking the optional neutral tone

From: Christoph Burgmer (
Date: Sun Jul 12 2009 - 14:31:56 CDT

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    I am looking for a character used in a Romanization of Mandarin Chinese called
    Gwoyeu Romatzyh. It is the symbol denoting the optional neutral tone in
    Mandarin which is marked by Chao [1] with a preceding subscript circle [2, 3,
    4]. Wikipedia gives an example using markup: bujy<sub>o</sub>daw [5].

    Now Unicode encodes U+2092 (ₒ, LATIN SUBSCRIPT SMALL LETTER O). I don't know
    if this character is applicable for my case - it does provide the correct
    glyph. Is its usage encouraged?

    -Christoph Burgmer

    [1] Yuen Ren Chao: Mandarin Primer: an intensive course in spoken Chinese.
    Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1948

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