Best practice when kerning accented letters that are next to each other

Hi there, I am currently kerning a typeface. I am unsure whether I should kern some of the accented characters like the icircumflex for example. This is because when two of these characters are placed next to each other the accents overlap. However if i kern the characters so that the accents don’t overlap then there is a very large gap between the letters. I wanted to find out if there is a correct way to deal with this or if it is just a personal choice. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Many Thanks

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It’s way better to draw narrow marks for i’s, to minimize kerning. This kind of kerning creates big holes and even worse than unkerned overlapping shapes (check how it looks in a word)

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Ok thanks I will keep that in mind, many thanks for your help

Here is the tutorial on narrow marks for i, j etc.:

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For introducing exception-to-exception kerning for narrow diacritics, I use the mekkablue script Kerning > Auto Bumper.

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