[NTG-context] combining multiple accents

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Tue Nov 14 16:17:42 CET 2006

On 11/14/06, Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> Hans Hagen wrote:
> > Mojca Miklavec wrote:
> >
> >>Hello,
> >>
> >>I always thought that "any accent can be placed on any character" in TeX.
> >>
> >>However, probably due to some boxes, this fails to work sometimes.
> >>
> >>So how can I create "a with cedilla and ring above" for example: \r{\c a}?
> >>(Yes, I know that I can switch the order: \c{\r a} works as expected,
> >>but I need to create more complicated cases in general and I don't
> >>want to depend on whether the accent will be placed properly or not.)
> >>Is there any simple cure for that?
> >>
> >>
> >
> > taco may know the limitations of \accent
> \accent only applies to characters, not the endresult of built-up
> stuff resulting from \bottomaccent (like \c ). There is no simple
> solution to this problem (where the font does not contain the needed
> character).

Thanks a lot for the answer.

OK, so that basically means then:
- option A: use a suitable font from XeTeX and hope that one character
will be available there to place the other accent on top of it
- option B: create a bunch of definitions in the spirit of this one:
(so hard-coding all the needed accented letters)

For some reason I thought that TeX was more flexible in that respect
(I always believed in "put any accent over any character" philosophy),
but I'll manage to add those couple of letters somehow.


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