Combining Diacritics Continue
Tonight I am posting an image of Polytonic Greek with combining diacritics in Notepad. I chose Palatino Linotype, but all characters with diacritics are displayed in Microsoft Sans Serif.
Just to record a few thoughts. First, I had assumed a few days ago that I should use the extended Greek range for the combining accents for Polytonic Greek. Now I realize that these accents are in the combining diacritic range.
Second, I am not sure if Palatino Linotype does not combine or if it does not contain the accents to combine with. I dont know if the action and results would be different in every application. In Word, the whole sentence changed to Tahoma, so Word sensed a font that would work.
Ἄδμηθ', ὁρᾷς γὰρ τἀμὰ πράγμαθ' ὡς ἔχει, λέξαι θέλω σοι πρὶν θανεῖν ἃ βούλομαι
Here it is in blogger. In my preview window it looks great. This is the same thing that could not display properly in Word or Notepad.
I just went back to Word again and repasted it in. This time it displayed in Palatino Linotype but the accents were all out of place. Word must have a series of options for dealing with this situation. Don't laugh. These things have a mind of their own. Why did I ever decide that I should learn about combining diacritics. Someone tell me. And I am not complaining - I am just playing around seeing what's up and what people mean when they say 'combining diacritics'!
I keep pasting the same few characters into BabelMap and then into Word and every time I get a different result. Sometimes a mixed font, obviously mixed, sometimes a reasonably even font, but who knows what it is. And no I am not changing the font myself. I chose "Palatino Linotype" and the Word page is just doing its own thing.