Re: Dotted Circle plus Combining Mark as Text

From: Philippe Verdy <>
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 01:40:39 +0200

You still don't undestand: I want the composite to behave as if it was a
letter that is missing and it is supposed to replace (including in the
middle of a word... There's no attempt to insert a line break (in fact I
don't want it before or after, unless there are breaking characters around
such as punctuation or spaces).

You attempt to explain me things that I already know, but this is not the
subject my question.
Clearly your suggestion of NBSP was wrong for my request.

SHY+diacritic would be correct in Latin/Greek/Cyrillic, but not in Korean, and
it would add an undesired break oppostunity (note like a standard letter
with the sme diacritic)

I expect that the placeholder rendered will discard the control but want it
to render the glyph appropriate for the placeholder needed for defective nd
ill-formed combining sequences, chosen ccording to the first diacritic. after
the control (or their ligature if there are several diacritics).

2013/10/21 Richard Wordingham <>

> On Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:34:56 +0200
> Philippe Verdy <> wrote:
> > > On Mon, 21 Oct 2013 01:41:12 +0200
> > > Philippe Verdy <> wrote:
> > > > Is there standard way in Unicode to specify tht one wants to
> > > > display a combining
> > > > mark in isolation ?
> ....
> > I would have prefered tht you answer WORD JOINER+diacritic. I'm
> > looking for the best format control to use.
> But all Unicode-defined processes splitting text treat the combination
> of base and combining mark as unbreakable! WJ+diacritic would only
> make sense if one were fighting a hyphenator that chose to separate
> bases and spacing combining marks, or a processor that split Sanskrit
> text into individual words. Even then, WJ is strictly speaking defined
> as indicating no word boundary, rather than no line break.
> Richard.
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