Can anyone recommend appropriate reading material that covers the names
and usage of Floating Accents/Accented Letters as used by as wide and as
diversified a reange of languages as possible?
This is purely for personal curiosity rather than application, but I am
particularly interested in the official names for the following, which
I hope I describe adequately:
See the TeXbook, p 52 :-)
1. An upsidedown circumflex.
Hacek (it has an acute on the a and a hacek itself on the c)
2. The accent similar to the above, but with a curved bottom - as can
be found in Czech, Serbo-Croatian and Turkish.
3. The double *acute* as found in Hungarian.
Hungarian long-umlaut (variant of the German umlaut)
4. The open round *bullet* as found in Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish.
5. The solid *bullet* as can be found in Turkish and Polish.
All info. that I have dealing with Floating Accents/Accented Letters does
not include any of the above.
You can find the names (but of course not the graphics) of pretty much
most accents in the ISO character sets (FTP from www.ucc.ie in
pub/sgml, all the files beginning ISO*).