Re: Contrastive use of kratka and breve

From: Kent Karlsson <kent.karlsson14_at_telia.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:12:02 +0200

Sounds to me that what you really want is to have two different breve
characters
(assuming that the distinction is real and intentional, and not a
happenstance).
That would require encoding a new combining character, AFAICT...

/Kent K

Den 2014-07-02 20:48, skrev "Leo Broukhis" <leob_at_mailcom.com>:

> Jukka,
>
> If the font happens to have lunar breve at U+0306, whereas the letter has
> the rounded bowl breve, using CGJ should guarantee to achieve distinctive
> rendering, because <, CGJ, U+0306> is not canonically equivalent to <,
> U+0306> (cf. "The sequences <a, umlaut> and <a, CGJ, umlaut> are not
> canonically equivalent.") and therefore the renderer must not be allowed to
> pick the glyph for instead as its canonical composition. This is a hack, but
> a legal hack.
>
> Leo
>
>
> On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 11:13 AM, Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela_at_cs.tut.fi> wrote:
>> 2014-07-02 20:34, Philippe Verdy wrote:
>>
>>> CGJ would be better used to prevent canonical compositions but it won't
>>> normally give a distinctive semantic.
>>
>> In the question, visual difference was desired. The Unicode FAQ says:
>> The semantics of CGJ are such that it should impact only searching and
>> sorting, for systems which have been tailored to distinguish it, while being
>> otherwise ignored in interpretation. The CGJ character was encoded with this
>> purpose in mind.
>> http://www.unicode.org/faq/char_combmark.html
>> <http://www.unicode.org/faq/char_combmark.html>
>>
>> So CGJ is to be used when you specifically want the same rendering but wish
>> to make a distinction in processing.
>>
>> Yucca
>>
>>
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