Combining Marks

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Yiddish Orthography - Computerized Text Production - Combining Marks
... Fonts that support Hebrew script do not always correctly render the combining points that are specific to Yiddish (and in many cases have general ... Some applications display extraneous blank space adjacent to a letter with such a mark, and the mark may be displayed in that space rather than properly positioned ... The disjunction of combining and base characters can easily lead to error when character sequences are copied from one application into another ...

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