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I wrote:

>John Cowan wrote:
>>Kristian Jensen wrote:
>>> Are there any natlang orthographies that use the ogonek
>>> diacritic with consonants?
>>
>>No such precomposed characters are encoded in Unicode 3.0
>>(which is not quite the same thing, but at least means that
>>no language hitherto used *on computers* has needed any
>>consonant+ogonek combinations).
>
>Yeah, I figured that out myself. But I was thinking that
>there are probably some orthographies out there of little
>known languages that has used ogoneks with consonants. I
>have seen orthographies of some Amerindian languages
>with some unusual combinations for diacritics --
>combinations that are not encoded in Unicode as precomposed
>characters.

I was just surfing the web and found a site that claims to have
fonts for the whole world:

http://www.linguistsoftware.com/language.htm

I had a look at those for Native American languages:

http://www.linguistsoftware.com/nativeam.htm

There are indeed some unusual combinations for diacritics.
The most complicated I have seen is perhaps that for the
Salishan languages:

http://www.linguistsoftware.com/lsal.htm

Has anyone tried designing an orthography equally cluttered
with diacritics and special characters?

-kristian- 8)