Richard Wordingham <richard dot wordingham at ntlworld dot com> wrote:

> Is there any DIY way of having the dead keys following, like Unicode
> modifiers? It would be nice to type and see the basic form and then
> add modifiers, but the Unicode proposal ruled out combining modifiers
> for Vai. The argument was that the modifying marks were not
> systematic; a better argument is that they could cause more trouble
> for renderers than retroflex hooks.

That would be nice, wouldn't it? You hit the E key, an "e" appears on
the screen, then you hit the acute-accent key (however that is
implemented) and the "e" is replaced on-screen with "é". That would be
much more intuitive than typing the accent before the base letter.
Unfortunately, it's also a lot harder to implement with different
display mechanisms and different types of software, so it hasn't caught

Doug Ewell
Fullerton, California