[Spellyans] <y Y> + diacritical

Owen Cook owen.e.cook at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 19:36:27 BST 2008

Good, I like it -- we can use <ÿ> as a stand-in for y-circumflex for
those who find themselves without a y-circumflex-supporting font.
Perfect. All the more reason not to use <ÿ> in words like dedh and
pres! ;-)


2008/6/24 Eddie Climo <eddie_climo at yahoo.co.uk>:
> Of all the accented letters, <y Y> is perhaps the most problematic
> for some computer fonts/keyboards. If I'm right in thinking that
> there would only ever be one single accent to go on a <y Y>, then
> maybe the rule should read:
>> "For this phoneme, the recommended combining diacritic on <y Y> is
>> the circumflex, as used by Lhuyd. However, if your keyboard or
>> chosen font lacks this particular option, the following are
>> acceptable:
>> -- <y Y> with combining umlaut/diaeresis
>> -- <y Y> with combining grave,  acute or macron accent
>> -- as a last resort (for the likes of emails or bulletin boards),
>> <y Y> followed by the non-combining < ^ > or < \ > characters."
> Eddie

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