Why incomplete subscript/superscript alphabet ?

Doug Ewell doug at ewellic.org
Thu Oct 6 14:02:20 CDT 2016

>> Like «3ᵉ̀ᵐᵉ» ? It already works on my laptop (Thunderbird in Ubuntu
>> 16.04) The superscripted part is 1D49 + 0300 + 1D50 + 1D49, and there
>> is nothing to add.
> It does not render very well, the accent is not correctly positioned
> vertically (far too high) above the superscript e and colliding with
> the previous line of text at normal line-height, because fonts do not
> support this pair with proper positioning.


Poor display support today is not supposed to be a rationale for
permanently encoding new precomposed letters.
Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, US | ewellic.org

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