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Old 12-31-2015, 05:04 AM
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How can I insert ŵ in my chosen font (it is currently only available in a few standard fonts), or alternatively is it possible to combine the w with ^ in my chosen font to make up this symbol? Obviously most font developers do not recognise the Welsh language
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You need to use the Unicode HTML entities that are “combining” characters. See attached screen shot from Unicode Character Finder.

To combine the w with ^ in a Word document, type w, immediately followed by ALT+770.

You might also want to have a look at Ffontiau SIL i'w llwytho i lawr
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Last edited by Robert2; 12-31-2015 at 08:09 AM. Reason: typo
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Thanks Robert, but I get an equation in my document if I follow your advice on combining. I can still only get the circumflex over w and y in some fonts not others, am I missing something?
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First, note that the “combining” code numbers have to be typed from the numeric keypad.

But you might not have to use these combining code numbers. Many fonts natively include glyphs for such accented characters. For example, Palatino Linotype includes glyphs for LATIN CAPITAL LETTER W WITH CIRCUMFLEX, and LATIN SMALL LETTER W WITH CIRCUMFLEX. The corresponding Unicode HTML entities are 372 and 373, respectively. So if you are typing Palatino Linotype characters, and you want to insert w with ^, you need to type ALT+373. This is working in Word 2007. Same thing with Calibri, Arial, Times New Roman, Lucida Console, Georgia, Verdana, and most common fonts.

Whenever you want to find the codes for such accented characters, go to Unicode Character Finder, and enter the type of accent you need in the “Search character descriptions” box. If, for example, you enter “CIRCUMFLEX”, you’ll get something like the attached screen capture. You can then take your pick from the drop-down list.
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