From: Mark Davis ☕ (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Oct 27 2010 - 19:31:33 CDT
If you are looking for something that is visually distinguishable from a
macron, and not the same code point sequence internally, why not use a
U+0305 <http://unicode.org/cldr/utility/character.jsp?a=0305> ( ̅ )
or one of the other 1,199 combining marks:
*— Il meglio è l’inimico del bene —*
On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 16:49, Győző Dobner <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Oct 2010 07:41:13 -0400
> David Starner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 7:23 AM, Győző Dobner <email@example.com>
> > wrote:
> > > Actually, it would be even better to have something like a
> > > COMBINING PHONEME LENGTH MARK that can be used with both
> > > vowels and consonants in any script or language whatsoever and that
> > > would display differently in different languages, depending on the
> > > language tag used.
> > No. Unicode has pretty much declared it won't do anything of the sort.
> > It would introduce ambiguity; there are already enough ways of
> > encoding ā without adding another one.
> This latter one was only a quick idea of mine and I was actually going
> to add something like "if it is compatible with the Unicode
> But my original question was not how to encode a combining macron in one
> more possible way but how to encode a length mark that would display as
> something _visually_ _distinguishable_ _from_ _a_ _macron_ (because the
> macron is functionally ambiguous and hence unsuitable for my purposes).
> Is it e.g. possible (i.e. is it Unicode-compliant) to combine a macron with
> non-displaying character for this purpose, and if so, with which
> character? I understand that ZERO-WIDTH JOINER is not supposed to be used
> in this way (or am I mistaken?).
> Best Regards,
> Gy. Dobner
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