[scribus] Downward pointing caret

John Jason Jordan johnxj at gmx.com
Sun Jan 8 07:00:33 UTC 2017

On Sat, 7 Jan 2017 20:26:16 -0700
Ken Springer <snowshed1 at q.com> dijo:

>Does anyone know of a font that has a downward pointing caret?  This,
>>, rotated 90˚ clockwise?

This diacritic is used in a number of languages, but in each case only
on certain letters, e.g., the great composer Dvořak. To type that
character you need the character that has the r and its diacritic
combined, i.e., once you know the Unicode number for the
character+diacritic you just type it as one letter. As an example, an é
is Unicode E9, an è is E8, and so on.

There also exist 'combining diacriticals' which are just the
diacritics, but offset so they will appear on top of the preceding
character. These are trickier to use because not all letters are the
same width, so getting the diacritic centered on the letter can take
some finagling. 

At this point I should mention my favorite font Junicode because it has
an excellent selection of letters with all kinds of included diacritics
as well as a fairly complete set of combining diacriticals in case you
need to make up one on your own.

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