Re: TECH (?) question: diacritics
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 5, 2007, 10:51|
Unicode was designed to be round-trip compatible with every extant
national/language-specific character set. Which means that every
precomposed character that existed in any such character set was
included in Unicode.
That was, in fact, the only reason for including *any* precomposed
characters. The combining characters are more in the Unicode spirit.
On 11/5/07, Philip Newton <philip.newton@...> wrote:
> On 11/5/07, Michael Poxon <mike@...> wrote:
> > I'm pretty sure there are no a's with double acute in Hungarian, though it
> > does have both o and u with double acute.
> And more's the pity; I could have used a with double acute recently to
> go with o and u.
> On 11/4/07, ROGER MILLS <rfmilly@...> wrote:
> > 3. failing that, is there a precomposed char. for _a_ plus double acute,
> > some way to do it (in typing, again)? I thought Hungarian used this, but
> > my Thryomanes font I find only a with double _grave_, whch I could be
> > pressed into service. In fact, why not use the grave for stress, instead
> > acute?? 6 of one........
> IIRC, the vowels with double grave come from Croatian, where they're
> occasionally used to mark stress or pitch or something in poetry
> analysis -- presumably more or less the way that breve and macron are
> used in English.
> I'm a bit surprised they made it into Unicode as precomposed
> characters; after all, I doubt that vowels with breves and macrons
> would have made it in solely on the basis of their use in English,
> which seems pretty marginal to me.
> Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>