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Re: Combining diacritics (was Re: Marking tones in conlangs)

From:Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 7, 2006, 23:55
Paul sent this privately for some reason, as asks that I forward it:

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Bennett" <paul-bennett@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: February 7, 2006 3:02 PM
Subject: Combining diacritics (was Re: Marking tones in conlangs)

> On Tue, Feb 7, 2006 at 2:30 PM, Roger Mills wrote: > > > I tried using diacritics, but since two vowels aren't standard (r and ÿ > > y-umlaut) (and for a while I couldn't do unicode things like macron and > > breve), that didn't work. Apparently there's a way to get diacritics > > onto > > ANY letter, but I haven't figured that out :-( > > Depending on your software's ability to render it (see also my other post > about Opera and Alan Wood's pages), a combining diacritic is exactly that > in Unicode. Open your favorite character map (the default in Windows is > under (All) Programs\Accessories\System Tools), and look for characters > from about U+0300 onwards. Follow any character by the character for the > diacritic you want, and Bob's yer uncle. The easiest way to do it is to > compose the combination in your character map, and copy & paste it > wherever it belongs (e.g. Word, Frontpage, whatever). Once it's in your > document, you can copy and paste it wherever you want. > > One other trick is to find some easily typeable character in your final > program, and use it as a kind of compose key. For instance, if your > document would not otherwise have | in it, type |a` (or something) where > you want a-grave to appear, and periodically do a find and replace from > |a` to a-grave. You can paste from character map into the "Replace With" > field by clicking in it and using Ctrl-V to paste. > > > > > > Paul >


Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>