[XeTeX] Combining grapheme joiner

Fr. Michael Gilmary FrMichaelGilmary at MaroniteMonks.org
Wed Jun 10 15:24:18 CEST 2009

Benct Philip Jonsson wrote:

> 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?

Hi Benct:

I just noodled with some code that Jonathan gave a long time ago and 
others have submitted, too --- try this in your preamble:

   \kern -0.75\wd0 \kern -0.5\wd1 \copy1 \kern -0.5\wd1 \kern 0.5\wd0
   \kern 0.65\wd0 \kern -0.5\wd2 \copy2 \kern -0.5\wd1 \kern 0.5\wd0}

Then use as:


Maybe it will work with other capitals, although I only tried one.


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