Is the comma accent exactly the same as the comma? or is it slightly smaller or altered any way?
It deﬁnitely is NOT the same as comma. http://groups.msn.com/fontlab/tipsandtricks.msnw?action=get_message&mview=0&ID_Message=3065 http://www.magtypo.cz/download/TYPO_2004_10.pdf http://www.microsoft.com/typography/developers/fdsspec/diacritics.htm Also look at well-designed fonts: Helvetica Linotype (the new OpenType TT version), Palatino Linotype, Maiola, Minion Pro. Regards, Adam
hey Adam, glad you chimed in. I just had another question about this subject. I’m looking at Minion Pro’s OT deﬁnition ﬁle and in the locl feature it substitutes Scedilla with Scommaaccent in Moldavian but everything I’ve read says that this should be for Romanian. Is it the same for both languages? where can i ﬁnd a list of language abreviations used in opentype scripting? and lastly are there any other localized substitutions i should know of for latin script? thanks again for your time and help. i really appreciate it.
Charles, This has been discussed numerous times: Adobe got it right, the name used in the Unicode standard is confusing. Please read http://groups.msn.com/fontlab/tipsandtricks.msnw?action=get_message&mview=0&ID_Message=3065 Paul, you should use the localized substitution for both Romanian and Moldavian. For the abbreviations, please look into the References section at http://www.microsoft.com/typography/SpeciﬁcationsOverview.mspx Regards, Adam
Thanks, Adam. I got another question coming at you… I’ll start a new thread.
Is there a unicode assignment for the commaaccent?
Yes, but only as a combining mark (i.e. zero-width): U+0326. If you want to display a spacing commaaccent, the correct character sequence is space+commaaccent, although how well this actually renders depends on the font. Note that when applied to the lowercase g, the commaaccent is rotated 180 degrees and placed above the letter: