Diacritic marks to ignore kerning?

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Evael
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Diacritic marks to ignore kerning?

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Hello guys and font-creators,
I am a beginner in this field (font design) so be gentle, please!

Is it possible to have diacritic mark anchors to ignore kerning?

I need to make a font (it is for a specific music notation I have designed), for which I need the diacritic marks to ignore the kerning.
I am trying to place note-stems on top of note-heads (symbols), where I need some kerning of the note-heads but the stems (as diacritic marks) should stay centered vertically. Here are two screenshots for what I need (diacritic mark anchors to ignore kerning):
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Re: Diacritic marks to ignore kerning?

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I guess it is possible with Chained context positioning, but maybe it even works with a regular pair adjustment lookup.
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Re: Diacritic marks to ignore kerning?

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Erwin Denissen wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 8:23 am I guess it is possible with Chained context positioning, but maybe it even works with a regular pair adjustment lookup.
Hi, could you translate that into English, please? :D
What is "chained context positioning"?
What is a regular pair "adjustment lookup"?

found this and can not comprehend almost anything (I am a beginner, actually just for a specific project I have to use font-design):
GPOS - Microsoft

I think with 'monospace' the kerning will actually disrupt the idea I have in mind.
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Re: Diacritic marks to ignore kerning?

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Do send us the font project file, and we will try to find a solution.
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