Re: IPA a's

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sun Sep 19 1999 - 06:29:02 EDT

Ar 09:14 -0700 1999-09-11, scríobh
> I guess I'll have to contact someone like Peter Ladefoged to
> get an answer.

Acceptable is what's acceptable to users. I've given you the answer as to
_how_ one has to redesign the other character if the design choice is
taken. This solution is necessary in italics in any case. In my personal
opinion, no, I don't want to see IPA without a hooktop-a.


ME: But the question being answered is "what to do if you are
    making IPA font that doesn't have a hooktop-a"?

PC: And the question I'm returning with is,"Is it acceptable to
    make an IPA font that doesn't have a hooktop-a?"

ME: FUPA came up with the solution because they had the requirement
    of writing in italics. IPA usually isn't written in italics. I
    don't know if that's an answer, but....)

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