# Re: [NTG-context] Oddity: \buildtextaccent shifts glyph right

On 2015-09-06 11:52, Pablo Rodriguez wrote:

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


On 2015-09-06 12:20, Thomas A. Schmitz wrote:

\buildtextaccent has to take some heuristics about horizontal and vertical placement and is sometimes wrong about it. Since your case is somewhat special, I would define a macro for the que symbol and adjust the boxes manually - but then, you'll have to adapt it to italic and upright (and bold) and different font sizes. Depends on how important typographical beauty is to you - either a medium-quality solution for all cases or better quality and manual fiddling... Something like

\definefontfamily [test] [serif] [ebgaramond]

\setupbodyfont [test,12pt]

\define\que%
{\bgroup
\setbox0\hbox{q}%
\setbox2\hbox to \wd0{\kern0.3em\switchtobodyfont[6pt] ʒ}%
\setbox4\hbox to \wd0{\kern0.1em\textacute}%
\hbox to \wd0 \bgroup
\hss\copy0\hss
\hskip-\wd0
\raise-0.45ex\copy2
\hskip-\wd0
\raise0.1ex\copy4
\egroup
\egroup\autoinsertnextspace}

\starttext

{\it Dicit\que mihi}

\stoptext

(btw, the example you sent uses Latin Modern).

Thomas





Indeed, for the cases where there are combining accents that is a much better solution. I should have chosen a better example, that is, one that does not have a combining accent. Fortunately, there are very few that fall into that category, and unfortunately, there are some.

Using this, together with Thomas’s code, I can get around these issues.

Thank you both.


(And yes, I had attached the wrong example, and then referred to the font therein by the wrong name.)

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Rik
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