[EversonMono] Greek lowercase alpha with lenis and acute

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Fri Aug 22 18:56:00 IST 2008


On 22 Aug 2008, at 15:09, Yannis Haralambous wrote:

> Separating accent and breathing is unacceptable. I would suggest you  
> put both accent and breathing above the vowel, as this was done  
> until the early 19th century.

Splendid. I'll do that.

> On the other hand, if you want to simulate the typewriter, then you  
> should use two glyph widths, one for the breathing+accent and one  
> for the letter, as this was the case on typewriters.

I think that doing so makes the font not really "monowidth". It's not  
an easy call to make, I admit.

But of course a user can use the non-combining breathings alongside  
unaccented letters if one wishes to reproduce a typewriter text.

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com

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