On 09/06/2015 05:27 PM, Rik wrote: > I am using \buildtextaccent to create a couple of characters that have > no Unicode equivalent.
Hi Rik, although they don’t seem to work as expected in ConTeXt, Unicode has combining diacritical marks (as you might know), such as: U+0301 COMBINING ACUTE ACCENT Just in case it might help, Pablo They are scribal abbreviations that made it into > early typesetters works. In this case, the abbreviation are for Latin > que, which looks like a q with a small ezh appended in a subscript > position, and q with an acute accent, both of which are used in some > 17th century works I am dealing with. An example of the abbreviation > with the ezh and accent can be seen at > https://books.google.com/books?id=hHNVAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA6#v=onepage&q&f=false in > the sixth line of the paragraph beginning “Yea but”. > > It seems that \buildtextaccent\textacute q (or \buildtextaccent´q) moves > the q to the right within the character’s bounding box. The following > example (and attached resulting pdf) demonstrates this. Lines 1 and 2 > show the string with and without the \buildtextaccent, and lines 4 and 6 > repeat that in italic. The strings are the same width, but the q is > moved right. Lines 3 and 6 show a manual kerning of the q to improve > appearance. > > This happens with many fonts, but not all (I do not see it with Computer > Modern). I am using Win 10Pro x64 with ConTeXt ver: 2015.09.04 11:00 > MKIV beta fmt: 2015.9.5 int: english/english. > > I suspect that this is not intended, but I am not sure. > > I would also love to raise the accent a bit. Suggestions? I can live > with it as it is and manually kern as needed. There are very few > instances of these abbreviations that need to be dealt with. -- http://www.ousia.tk ___________________________________________________________________________________ If your question is of interest to others as well, please add an entry to the Wiki! maillist : firstname.lastname@example.org / http://www.ntg.nl/mailman/listinfo/ntg-context webpage : http://www.pragma-ade.nl / http://tex.aanhet.net archive : http://foundry.supelec.fr/projects/contextrev/ wiki : http://contextgarden.net ___________________________________________________________________________________