Re: Why no combining‐character form for U+00F8?

From: Michael Everson <>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 17:06:22 +0100

On 16 Aug 2012, at 16:55, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:

> In a sense, it’s just the way it is, but I think I can see the reasoning behind this. Although strokes across letters are comparable to diacritic marks in a sense, and surely historically, the also differ from them in essential ways. They cross over letters instead of just sitting above, below, or otherwise near a base letters. perhaps more importantly, they differ in placement, width, and angle: compare e.g. “ø”, “ł”, and “đ” with each other. If the stroke were defined as a diacritic, its identity would be rather vague.


Michael Everson *
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