From: Dominikus Scherkl (Dominikus.Scherkl@glueckkanja.com)
Date: Fri Nov 01 2002 - 13:08:47 EST
> > Would it be possible to define the U+FE00 variant sequence for a
> > two dots above it to be a with an e above it, and similarly U+FE00
> > variant sequences for o with two dots above it and for u with two
> > above it, and possibly for e with two dots above it as well?
Even if it's possible - what would we gain?
It is already possible to get the glyph you want by the
sequence "a" (or "o" or "u") + "combining e above".
Both must be done by the author of a text and cannot be done
by a renderer or via selecting a proper font (while selecting
a font may show "a" + "combining diaraesis" with whatever the
font-desinger thought it should look like).
I think the chars in question are very seldom even in german
(I've almost never seen them except in logos or logo-like names,
where eg. spell-checking is irrelevant - and even worse distortions
of characters occure), so an athor may use them
a) only in very few places or
b) in the whole text as a gimmic
For (a) they should be realy distinct from the umlauts
(so use the combining e above) and
(b) makes only sense in an formatted document, where additional
information like the font to use is available anyway - so
in such documents a different font for foreign words may be
used or whatever is nessessary until the text looks as the
author wishes it to. But this is not a matter of unicode.
-- Dominikus Scherkl firstname.lastname@example.org
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