Re: Small i with/out dot and with arrow

From: Leo Broukhis <>
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2012 19:51:19 -0700

On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 4:11 PM, Kent Karlsson <> wrote:

> UAX 44 has:
> "Characters with a "soft dot", like i or j. An accent placed on these
> characters causes the dot to disappear." That is sort of correct, but
> apparently open to misinterpretation. This goes for all cc 230 ("Distinct
> marks directly above"), and is not open to anyones own interpretation of
> what an "accent" (or "diacritic") is. (Thus, e.g., "Other_math" plays
> *no* role here.) And: 20D7;COMBINING RIGHT ARROW ABOVE;Mn;230;..., U+20D7
> does have cc 230.
> And yes, my original suggestion to the UTC did include "cc 230". Not sure
> why that formulation sometimes seems to have deteriorated.

Granted (I was misled by the word "accent"); the next question would
be whether it corresponds to established mathematical typographical
traditions (French, German, Russian). My recollection of Russian math
books is that i and j do not lose their dots when adorned with an
arrow; I'd like to see scans.

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