Why incomplete subscript/superscript alphabet ?

Philippe Verdy verdy_p at wanadoo.fr
Thu Oct 6 13:16:36 CDT 2016

It does not render very well, the accent is not correctly positioned
vertically (far too high) above the superscript e and colliding with the
previous line of text at normal line-height, because fonts do not support
this pair with proper positioning. The combination is just rendered in some
"best effort" by the text renderer of my browser. When used in the Windows
UI, the accent collides with the following superscript "m".
Let's not talk about how you would superscript a "çţĄ" (very poor
positioning if using combining characters) or "æĐĦŦ" (the result would be
misleading with most fonts if using combining characters) or "ɛƷß"

2016-10-06 16:55 GMT+02:00 Frédéric Grosshans <frederic.grosshans at gmail.com>

> Le 06/10/2016 à 09:21, Marcel Schneider a écrit :
>> I did never see that. Would you show us some examples to look up? Iʼm
>> curious
>> whether they could be managed without accented superscripts.
>> Anyway, combining diacritics should be placeable on superscripts as well.
> Like «3ᵉ̀ᵐᵉ» ? It already works on my laptop (Thunderbird in Ubuntu 16.04)
> The superscripted part is 1D49 + 0300 + 1D50 + 1D49, and there is nothing
> to add.
> Frédéric
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