Re: IJ with accent

From: Philippe Verdy <>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:16:27 +0200

There's a double acute accent which you could use on the ij ligature. But
it causes search problems when the ij ligature is separable, giving <i>then
<j,double acute> (the double acute accent is not decomposable).

My opinion is to put an accent on each letter and join them with a joiner,
either as <i,acute,ZWJ,j,acute>, or <i with acute,ZWJ,j with acute> (which
works with canonical equivalences, collations, and should work in rederings
to instruct their ligature and the absence of syllable break between both
letters, just like <i,ZWJ,j> should render like <ij> to produce the same
unbreakable ligature.

2016-09-28 9:59 GMT+02:00 a.lukyanov <>:

> Dutch language writing uses the ligature ij (U+0132, U+0133). When
> accented, it should take an accent on each component, like this:
> If one uses two separate characters (i+j), one can put an accent on each
> character (íj́).
> However, if monolithic ligature ij is used, how one can accent it
> correctly? Unicode standard does not answer this.
> Probably one should use the sequence U+0133 U+301, with the accent
> doubling automatically, but this is not implemented (ij́).

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