[XeTeX] combining characters in isolation

Mike Maxwell maxwell at umiacs.umd.edu
Sun Jul 11 15:46:52 CEST 2010

Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Why do expect you could put some thing on top of no thing?

So I can display the alphabet.  Some of the Bengali combining characters 
  are vowel symbols, not diacritics.

>> How can I get a combining character to appear in the PDF without 
>> anything (except a space) next to it?
> With Latin combining accents I press SPACE and then this accent as in ¨. 
> Could that work with Bengali as well?

No, at least not with the font I'm using.
    Mike Maxwell
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