Re: IPA Null Consonant

From: Chris Jacobs (
Date: Sun May 25 2003 - 09:36:38 EDT

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    From: "Andrew C. West" <>
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    Sent: Sunday, May 25, 2003 1:18 PM
    Subject: IPA Null Consonant

    > Can someone advise me how to represent a null consonant in phonetic
    > notation using Unicode ?
    > I have seen a null consonant initial or final variously represented as a
    > circle,
    > a slashed circle, a zero or a slashed zero in printed sources, but am not
    > sure
    > what the correct form of the glyph is, or how it should be encoded in
    > Unicode.
    > Neither my copy of the "Principles of the International Phonetic
    > Association" or
    > the IPA web site ( seem to be of
    > any help.
    > Andrew

    The Unicode Standard Version 3.0 p165 says:

    "Unifications. The IPA symbols are unified as much as possible with other
    letters, albeit not with nonletter symbols like U+222B ∫ INTEGRAL".

    So, if you don't find it in the IPA block you should look not for a slashed
    circle or slashed zero, but for a slashed letter o.
    And indeed, if we look at U+00F8 LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH STROKE ø, the
    book says that it is used in Danish, Norwegian, Faroese, and IPA

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