acute-macron hybrid?

James Tauber via Unicode unicode at
Tue Apr 30 10:52:48 CDT 2019

I don't think this is anything more than a macron stylised a particular way
in this typeface.

All the transcriptions I've seen of Bosworth-Toller use a macron.


On Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 10:43 AM Julian Bradfield via Unicode <
unicode at> wrote:

> The celebrated Bosworth-Toller dictionary of Anglo-Saxon uses a
> curious diacritic to mark long vowels. It may be described as a long
> shallow acute with a small down-tick at the right.
> It contrasts with an acute (quite steep in this typeface) used to mark
> accented short vowels.
> Both can be seen in the fifth line of the scan at
> What is its appropriate Unicode representation?
> As a lumper, I would use a macron, but I wonder what a splitter would
> say.

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