[INDOLOGY] HTML definition of Unicode characters for r and l with "underring"?

Gruenendahl, Reinhold gruenen at sub.uni-goettingen.de
Tue Jan 17 08:12:57 UTC 2017

Dear Richard,
thanks for the hint. All this leads me to believe that the "underring" combinations have not been defined as such. I found the said  definitions ( etc.) in Gandhari Unicode, I believe. Perhaps they were defined in some "private area" of that encoding, which I don't recall. Given that underring r and l are widely used in Indology and Indo-European linguistics, I can hardly believe that nobody ever cared to register them as "official" Unicode characters.

Best wishes,

Von: Richard Mahoney | Indica et Buddhica [rmahoney at fastmail.com]
Gesendet: Montag, 16. Januar 2017 21:09
An: indology at list.indology.info
Cc: r.mahoney at indica-et-buddhica.org; Gruenendahl, Reinhold
Betreff: Re: [INDOLOGY] HTML definition of Unicode characters for r and l with "underring"?

Dear Reihold,

This file dated 17/5/16 doesn't seem to include r under ring:


Though it does contain the following:

grep  -nH 'LETTER R ' ./UnicodeData.txt


./UnicodeData.txt:6759:1E5A;LATIN CAPITAL LETTER R WITH DOT BELOW;Lu;0;L;0052 0323;;;;N;;;;1E5B;

./UnicodeData.txt:6760:1E5B;LATIN SMALL LETTER R WITH DOT BELOW;Ll;0;L;0072 0323;;;;N;;;1E5A;;1E5A

./UnicodeData.txt:6761:1E5C;LATIN CAPITAL LETTER R WITH DOT BELOW AND MACRON;Lu;0;L;1E5A 0304;;;;N;;;;1E5D;

./UnicodeData.txt:6762:1E5D;LATIN SMALL LETTER R WITH DOT BELOW AND MACRON;Ll;0;L;1E5B 0304;;;;N;;;1E5C;;1E5C


Grep finished (matches found) at Tue Jan 17 09:00:46

Best, R

On Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:37:50 +0000
"Gruenendahl, Reinhold via INDOLOGY" <indology at list.indology.info>

> Yes, thanks, but are the combinations not defined as a whole any
> more, like their "underdot" counterparts?
> R.G:
> ________________________________________
> Von: François Patte [francois.patte at mi.parisdescartes.fr]
> Gesendet: Montag, 16. Januar 2017 16:32
> An: Gruenendahl, Reinhold; indology at list.indology.info
> Betreff: Re: [INDOLOGY] HTML definition of Unicode characters for r
> and l with "underring"?
> Le 16/01/2017 16:22, Gruenendahl, Reinhold via INDOLOGY a écrit :
> > Dear list members,
> > I would be much obliged for any information concerning the current
> > HTML definitions for (vocalic) r, R, l, and L, long and short, with
> > underring (not underdot).
> > The definitions I found some years ago (e.g.,  for
> > R-underring and &#59445 for r-underring) do not seem to be valid
> > anymore. I have searched Alan Wood's site, but in vain.
> You have combine letters with an under-ring: ̥  ie: r̥ or
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