Caron this, caron that...

Nick Job's picture

The caron on a /dcaron/, /lcaron/ and /tcaron/ shouldn't really look like an apostrophe, should it? Supposing my /commaaccent/ looks like a /comma/, is it fair game for my alternative caron to look more like an straight stroke, angled from 1 o'clock down to 7 o'clock? Look forward to your thoughts, especially if you're Czech.


blank's picture

From my research it seems that Czechs are not very picky about what the caron looks like as long as it does not look like the punctuation in the same font.

Nick Job's picture

Strikes me that the modified caron way too often looks like the comma/quoteright. It's got nothing to do with the comma, right?

Bendy's picture

Nick, have you checked Victor Gaultney's Problems of Diacritic Design? I'm sure there was something in there about it...from memory it needs to be pretty straight, not as round as the apostrophe.

cerulean's picture

This resource suggests that you are on the right track.

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