Herman Miller wrote:

> There's a whole page of the Unicode book (the second half of Latin Extended
> Additional) that's filled with mostly characters necessary for writing
> Vietnamese (specifically from U+1EA0 to U+1EF9). That's a lot of extra
> characters!

Note, however, that these are only necessary for backward compatibility
with 8-bit character sets and fonts.  The True Unicode Way uses the
combining characters in the U+0300 block with appropriate Vietnamese
fonts that ligature things correctly (i.e. acute+circumflex is rendered
side-by-side, not one above the other).


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