Re: IPA a vowels

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Fri Sep 10 1999 - 06:20:34 EDT

Ar 12:45 -0700 1999-09-09, scríobh John Hudson:

>I would hope that when my fellow type designers are called upon to design
>fonts for IPA, they will understand enough about that notation system not
>to provide a single storey lowercase a glyph for U+0061. In other words,
>this is pretty much a non-issue, because competent type designers works
>with the requirements of a writing system as their brief.

Competent is of course the key point here.

>IPA is a
>specialised writing system, and I don't think anyone expects it to be
>possible or even desirable to produce, for example, an IPA font in the
>style of 18th Century roundhand script.

Mmmmmm. Maybe I'll spend some time on the plane to Denmark trying to do
just that.... much better than a crossword puzzle.... :-)

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