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Re: TECH (?) question: diacritics

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Monday, November 5, 2007, 6:21
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, or > some way to do it (in typing, again)? I thought Hungarian used this, but in > 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 of > 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. Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>