Subject: Re: AW: [docbook-apps] Capital latin "Q" with dot above
On 2018-06-15 00:48, Frank Steimke wrote:
... So writing down the combining character sequence is no problem at all, however it has to be supported by a font in the final PDF file. If the default font does not work: Have a look at Google Noto Fonts (https://www.google.com/get/noto/).
SIL's fonts are also very good at supporting standards, including the positioning of combining diacritics. There's a list here: http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&id=fontdownloads Many of these are non-Roman fonts, so not what you're looking for. But the Doulos and Charis fonts have wide coverage of Latin characters (I want to say "complete"), and support not only combining diacritics, but stacked diacritics. The SIL fonts are free (in fact the SIL font license has become a semi-standard for free fonts).
There are other fonts which do *not* correctly support stacked diacritics the last time I looked, such as Linux Biolinum, Linux Libertine, Nimbus Sans, Fira Mono (and maybe other Fira fonts), and DejaVu. Of course if you don't have stacked diacritics (=multiple diacritics on a single base character), these may be adequate.
Mike Maxwell University of Maryland