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Combining diacritical marks: Unicode range x0300-x036F

While working in Wiktionary I tried to combine the IPA character (593) ɑ with the combining tilde (771) ̃ but this gives me ɑ̃ where the tilde does not go over top of the other character. What am I doing wrong? Eclecticology

Behavior of combining diacritics seems to be highly dependent on the output system. I can't get them to combine on Linux (tried Mozilla 1.0.1, 1.3 alpha and Opera 6.1), but on Win98 it works like a charm in Mozilla; the IPA character doesn't show up in IE6, but there is a tilde on top of the little box. ;) I would recommend against trying to use these unless you really have to, it's just not widely supported. --Brion 02:32 Dec 17, 2002 (UTC)
OK and thanks. I guess I'll just have to live with it, and the ugly overhanging tilde when I try to represent the French nasalized vowels. BTW the problem does not seem to be there when I don't need to use a UTF code for the underlying letter thus x̃ and ÿ̃ seem to work fine. Eclecticology 07:27 Dec 17, 2002 (UTC)
By the way ɑ̃ shows a+~ over it in opera 7.23 under linux. ɑ̃ does it as well, entering utf-8 characters without embeds (that's the nice thing about a wiki being in utf8). --Grin 16:15, 8 Dec 2003 (UTC)