At 01:31 PM 7/21/2002, Lars Marius Garshol wrote:
> 1) Use an IPA keyboard layout and a properly Unicode-aware editor and
> just type them in. Have the editor store your document as UTF-8 or
> UTF-16, and all will be well.
Any recommendations for a "properly Unicode-aware editor" that would allow
me to type combining characters?
> 2) Find the number of the character(s) you want, and encode them
> according to the rules of UTF-8/16. With some programming
> languages this really easy, while with others it can require a bit
> more effort.
My understanding is that you can encode the combining character (the macron
or breve) before or after the character it modifies. Does this still work
if I use character references?
> 3) Find the number of the character(s) you want, and encode them with
> character references (A or A).
>| [...] I'm stumped on how to create characters such as the "oo
>| macron" or "oo breve" (oo with a macron/breve character over it).
>| Any suggestions?
>What's the difference between 'o' and 'oo'? Knowing that would help. :)
I don't claim to be an expert on diacritics (yet, anyway), but the
combination of "oo" and the macron signifies a different sound from the
combination of the "o" and macron.
"Don't *say* things. What you *are* stands over you the while, and
thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the
--- Emerson, "Social Aims"