[scribus] Downward pointing caret

Ken Springer snowshed1 at q.com
Mon Jan 9 04:32:28 UTC 2017

On 1/8/17 9:05 AM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 01/08/2017 10:28 AM, Ken Springer wrote:
>> On 1/8/17 12:00 AM, John Jason Jordan wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Hi, John,
>> Combining diacriticals is relatively easy with my Mac keyboard.  I've
>> been doing that for years for many words, such as résumé.  I don't know
>> all of the diacriticals, so I don't know if the keyboard allows me to
>> use all of them.
>> In my case, I need the downward pointing caret, also called inverted
>> circumflex, caron, and another name I can't remember at the moment, to
>> be a full separate character in the font.
> Look for Unicode 02c7   (0x02c7)

Thanks, Greg.

I guess I lied to Andrew Kroiter.  LOL  I couldn't find anything 
interesting to watch on TV, so I tried Unicode 02c7.

I never did discover the secret of inserting the character via the 
keyboard, so used the Character Map and copy/pasted into the doc.  To 
get the character large enough to match the 12 point text, I had to make 
the caron 40 point.  Then to get it to align with the other text on the 
line, I made it a subscript.

It's not quite right, but you have to know what to look for to see it, 
and the target audience will likely never notice it.  These will be 
folks who type resume instead of résumé.

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