Japanese Diacritical

lucadelcarlo's picture

I'm working on a text set in Baskerville (MT) which has a few Japanese names with a macron, such as "Jun'ichirō". Unfortunately, Baskerville doesn't seem to offer this in the glyphs panel. Any suggestions/similar fonts with this diacritic? Thank you.

riccard0's picture

A starting point:

Unfortunately, it doesn't work perfectly, so it's better to check the availability of the needed characters using the preview text too.

nina's picture

Doesn't the font have a separate macron which you could just kern over the character(s) in question? That would be the best solution.
If you do use a different font, I'd advise to use it only for the macron, not the complete o-with-macron. (Edit: Or just switch to a different cut of Baskerville altogether that has everything you need – but that may not be an option.)

riccard0's picture

It also depends on the nature and possible future use of the text in question. The kerned macron solution would be good just for printed matter.
One solution I have seen (but advise against) is replacing the macron with a circumflex.

agisaak's picture

An alternative to the circumflex (which is AFAIK archaic) would be Junichiroo.


Tom Gewecke's picture

The Baskerville on my Mac does include the o-macron. Version 7.0d4e2

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