Michael Everson scripsit:
> Not at all. Of course IPA is Latin -- it simply doesn't make _use_ of case
> distinctions, which is a matter of practicality to ensure simplicity and
> legibility of transcriptions.
I can't agree. IPA is shape-sensitive in a way that Latin is not:
the letterforms are (in principle) fixed, a bit like the Zapf
Dingbats block. Unicode kludges around this, but doesn't really
satisfy it. Xerox Character Code, OTOH, had a completely separate
IPA block, caseless and with fixed glyphs.
-- John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn. You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn. Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)
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