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[libreoffice-users] Re: compose characters


Thomas Blasejewicz-3 wrote
> ...
> All I ever get is a diacritical mark either left or right from the M.
> I would appreciate if someone could point me in the right direction.
> ...

It is not you, each font sets metrics for positioning the combining
diacritics--many get it wrong.

For example type "u+004du+0305", leaving the cursor after the 5. Then enter
an <alt>+x to toggle--that will combine the glyphs, but position of the
overbar will vary by font.

Liberation Serif is just wrong. Dejavu Serif and Dejavu Sans are correct, as
is Linux Libertine G--but coverage is spotty.

Noto Sans and Noto Serif are about the most consistent.

For above marks -- U+0305, or U+035e
For below marks -- U+0332, or U+035f

=-ref-=
Wikipedia article Combining character
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combining_character>



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