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Re: USAGE: Stacked diacritics

From:Shreyas Sampat <ssampat@...>
Date:Monday, June 26, 2006, 1:02
Tristan Alexander McLeay wrote:

> Perhaps someone here knows ... is there any language apart from > Vietnamese which uses such stacked diacritics, in the default Unicode > way? (I can't think of any, but I don't know every language!). If not, > is there any reason why the default is different from Vietnamese?
Does Unicode specify this behavior? It looks to me like the Vietnamese behavior is intended to look pretty - the breve and circonflex appear to stack with most of the tone marks and deflect the acute and grave to the side My suspicion is that the differing behavior you see in some other cases is because Vietnamese is one of very few languages that needs handling for multiple combining diacritic stacking, so font designers aren't necessarily coding for it unless it's for a specifically Vietnamese-relevant project. -- Shreyas