combining character


у combined with breve gives ў.


combining character (plural combining characters)

  1. (computing) A character that modifies the appearance of other characters (which are called base characters).
    Synonym: combining mark
    You can display c with macron (c̄) by merging the combining character macron with the letter c.
    • 2009, Ian H. Witten; David Bainbridge; David M. Nichols, How to Build a Digital Library, second edition, Morgan Kaufmann, →ISBN, page 383:
      Around 500 precomposed Latin letters, for instance, in the Unicode standard are superfluous, in that they can be represented using combining character sequences.

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