Re: Support for non-BMP characters

From: Jukka K. Korpela <>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 15:28:26 +0300

2012-04-26 14:57, Michael Everson wrote:

> On 26 Apr 2012, at 12:25, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
>> A quick testing shows that this can indeed be a big problem. Say, U+1D400 U+0301 looks very bad if both characters are from Cambria Math; rather bad when they are from Code2001.
> 𝐀́ It looks OK in Everson Mono. :-)

Certainly better than in the fonts I mentioned, but not quite OK: the
acute should not touch the base letter.

It seems that that the diacritic is placed in a fixed vertical position
independently of the base letter. For Everson Mono, with a large
x-height, with the position of the acute set accordingly, and with
U+1D400 being not much taller than normal “a”, the placement is better
than with other fonts.
With U+1D468 for example, Everson Mono fails, too: 𝑨́.

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