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Re: [KNAPPEN@VKPMZD.kph.Uni-Mainz.DE: Re: psnfss and lw35nfss]
correct me if I'm wrong, but the unicode people have defined the
lonely accent circumflex? & it's not a linguistic glyph
(never used for itself)
The UNICODE people - like any good committee - are not of one mind on this.
On the one hand they explicitly state (at least in earlier versions)
that the `non spacing' accents are provided for constructing composites,
yet also insist on listing all composites that actually occur.
There are also `spacing' accents, by the way, whatever that is. And
the non-spacing ones are non-sense since they are meant to accent the
character that comes before - nobody has though about the spacing /
& They can't prevent mathematicians from inventing thousands of new
notations when required ? You for sure know that the \hat / \vector
accents are used over any letters , resulting in composite glyphs
never seen in any language? So forgetting a dotlessj in Unicode, as
base for any accented variations of \j is an error. I don't know
abroad, but here in France, any teenager has used the basis
(\vec \i, \vec\j) of the euclidean plane once.
That is math. And yes, there should be a dotlessj in a math font.
UNICODE only half-heartedly covers math. Lucida New Math and
Lucida New Math Expert covers many more glyphs than are in UNICODE.
In fact, I have the feeling that the UNICODE committee may have
decided to orphan math support, thinking it is a msitake they
put it in in the first place. Maybe barbara beeton knows more.
But you know, *anyone* can propose new characters to the UNICODE
committee :=) Maybe we should lobby for dotlessj. Perhaps form a non
profit organization to give dotlessj its proper rights?