Re: Combining marks with two letters

From: John Hudson (
Date: Mon Feb 11 2008 - 15:14:01 CST

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    Kent Karlsson wrote:

    > t + double-inverted-breve + CGJ + dot above + s

    > perhaps, but IMHO that would be an ugly hack.

    CGJ-insertion is the Unicode-approved method for preventing canonical re-ordering of
    marks, so it certainly isn't a hack in that sense. Whether the results are visually ugly
    depend on how the layout engine handles that CGJ and what the given font does when
    presented with the resulting glyph string. There's no reason why it couldn't be made to
    look correct and not ugly, but it requires a level of fastidiousness about mark
    positioning that, so far, most font developers have not pursued.

    John Hudson

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