[scribus] Problem with alternate stylistics

john Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Wed May 22 20:19:44 UTC 2013

On Wed, 22 May 2013 07:14:41 -0700
John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net> wrote:

> On Wed, 22 May 2013 09:58:07 -0400
> john Culleton <John at wexfordpress.com> dijo:
> >Latex (one of the TeX formats) has access to diacritical marks over
> >any letter using e.g., \H o for Hungarian umlaut. Scribus has access
> >to Latex via the Render facility. Would this be of use to the OP? 
> Will Latex center the diacritical mark on the letter? Can it do
> diacriticals under the letter as well? And can it do any diacritical
> contained in the font (as a combining diacritical)? If not, is there a
> list somewhere of which diacriticals it can do?
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In plain TeX and pdftex etc. the diacritical marks that can be created
by combining the mark and the letter are as follows (using letter o
an example):
\`o  Grave accent
\^o  Circumflex accent
\~o  Tilde
\=o  Macron
\b o Bar-under accent
\t o Tie-after accent (as in oo with a tie over both)
\H o Hungarian umlaut
\'o  Acute accent
\"o  dieresis or umlaut
\u o breve
\.o  dot accent
\d o dot-under accent
\v o hacek or check
\c o cedilla

Note that in plain some accent marks have the letter immediately
following, others have a space between mark and letter. LaTeX will use
{o} instead of the space in every instance.

TeX also provides for a dotless i using \i and a dotless j using\j..
This is necessary for putting accent marks over the dotted letter.

The above codings are for plain TeX pdftex etc. Latex as usual makes
things a bit more wordy. For \'o use \'{o} and for \H  o use \H{o}.
This is why I advised some time back that plain TeX and not LaTeX be
used in the Scribus rendering system.  

John Culleton
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