Topic Double diacritics

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# Double diacritics   2017-03-16 07:44:29.873
Jukka K. Korpela
What is the best way to define how to produce letters with two diacritic marks, like ắ (letter a with breve and acute), using prefix notation?

I thought I was clever:

'˘' + '´' > U+E801
U+E801 + 'a' > U+1EAF

So I would use a Private Use character, mapping the combination of two consecutive diacritics to it, then using it as the context. But it does not work.

Using instead

'˘' + '´' > '*BOINK*'
'*BOINK*' + 'a' > U+1EAF

works, but I feel a little silly if I use that.
# RE: Double diacritics   2017-03-17 19:57:21.390
Marc Durdin
Tavultesoft Staff
This code worked for me, apart from the + '´', as I don't have ´ on my base keyboard. I changed that to + "'" and had no problem with PUA:

'˘' + "'" > U+E801
U+E801 + 'a' > U+1EAF

*BOINK* might be more fun :)