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Sender: Mailing list for the LaTeX3 project <[log in to unmask]>
From: Ionel Mugurel Ciobica <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2000 11:22:41 +0200
In-Reply-To: <[log in to unmask]> from "Robin Fairbairns" at Aug 20, 2000 08:43:13 PM
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> i think these things _do_ appear in the free unicode fonts that come
> with omega.
I don't say that those things don't exist, but there are not working
in this case. I will try to contact the omega guys.

> looks easy enough to do.  something along the lines of:
> \def\ucomma#1{\ooalign{#1\crcr\hidewidth\raise-.25ex\hbox{\tiny,}\hidewidth}}
> usage: \ucomma{S}  (i don't think this is a terribly good name,
> but...)

I changed a bit, with \scriptsize instead of \tiny, and I lower it
to 0.31ex instead of .25ex; it is looking nice now. Thank you for your

> this kills hyphenation of any word it appears in.  whatever, it goes
> some way towards what's needed, but the computer modern comma looks
> most definitely wrong here: some differential scaling might improve it
> (using the graphics package, not difficult, but slightly tedious).
I will have a look, but I am afraid I have no much time to spend.
Do you think that in the new version of latex a proper way to get
this accent wit will be implemented?

> a general-use command would use relative scaling of the comma
> (rather than the absolute-scaling \tiny), and possibly differential
> scaling of the glyph so as to get the squashed-up look we see in the
> unicode font tables.  and the name would be better.

> personally, i wouldn't want to see a kernel command offering such a
> cobbled-up thing (it could appear in a babel package for romanian
> support, though).  the proper solution would involve some real font
> design, i think.