[XeTeX] Combining grapheme joiner

Benct Philip Jonsson bpj at melroch.se
Wed Jun 10 14:15:51 CEST 2009

It seems XeTeX ignores the combining grapheme
joiner (CGJ, U+034F), specifically when it's said

"In the case of several consecutive combining
diacritics, an intervening CGJ indicates that they
should not be stacked but placed horizontally"


That simply doesn't happen. Is it perhaps the
fonts' responsibility and they are at fault?

I may have posted about this before -- it bugs me
since I occasionally need especially an e with a
dot and acute accent placed beside eachother
rather than stacked (the stacked version being
hardly legible, apart from being wrong.

Could someone please suggest a TeX macro for
placing two diacritics beside each other over a
letter, and which places the diacritics correctly
if the letter is a capital?

/BP 8^)>
Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch atte melroch dotte se
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