#119 Add glyphs for umlauts with a small e instead of two dots.

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2011-06-07
2011-06-07
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In ancient German texts one used a small e on top of the a, o or u to denote an umlaut. (Compare to the second line here: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Umlaut_forms.png\). It would be cool to have this style for umlauts available in Linux Libertine as distinct glyphs or via an openfont table. They are actually used for transcriptions of ancient texts. Poorly, I don't know whether they have any Unicode code points.

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    Anonymous - 2011-06-07

    Thanks for your report.
    Problem now might be fixed with the next release, please test again.

     
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    Anonymous - 2011-06-07

    I found out, that there is the accent U+0364 COMBINING LATIN SMALL LETTER E available. So this feature is already available. But my second suggestion still applies: How about crating a substitution table for those alternative umlauts?

     
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    Kess Vargavind - 2011-07-18

    In Swedish Å was written Aͦ [here U+0366 COMBINING LATIN SMALL LETTER O is used] for a while as well.

    I tried the combining letters using XeLaTeX and the latest font release (5.1.3), while the result is usable, some placement tweaks might come in handy. Especially in Libertine BI and all flavours of Biolinum. (I couldn’t find a way to upload the PDF, so I’ll leave it at this.)

    A stylistic set for these would be great but not necessary. ^.^

     

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