Re: missing characters: combining marks above runs of more than 2 base letters

From: Julian Bradfield <>
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 07:23:13 GMT

On 2011-11-21, Philippe Verdy <> wrote:
> I completely disagree that these are presentation details in the
> example I supplied.
> This (composition of verses) is an essential part of the classical
> Latin poem presented, which is really intended to be read orally with
> a very precise metric. Otherwise you won't even note that it is
> versified because you'll pronounce too many letters.
> And the notation is not interchangeable as a matter of preference
> here. The arcs must remain arcs, and in the same color and stroke
> weight as the rest of the text.

Funny how the Romans managed to write their poems in plain text
without funny scoring and still read them.
Come to that, we quite happily read poems in plain text - scanning a
poem (and deciding when elision is not to be employed) is an early part
of a high school Latin course. Marking the (usually automatic) elisions
is markup for elementary students.

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