RE: Interchange requirement, was: A proposed change of name ...

From: Peter Constable (petercon@microsoft.com)
Date: Sat Mar 06 2004 - 20:41:23 EST

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    > From: unicode-bounce@unicode.org [mailto:unicode-bounce@unicode.org] On
    > Behalf Of Ernest Cline

    > There are several on-line dictionaries available now. A quick
    > examination found six different ways of representing the sound
    > of voiced th.
    >
    > 1) Italicize "th"
    > 2) Underline "th"

    Clearly markup should be used.

    > 3) Use "dh"
    > 4) Use the eth "" but not the full IPA. (Eth is in Latin-1.)
    > 5) Use "[|th]"

    Clearly distinct spellings that need distinct plain-text representations.

    > 6) Provide a audio file for the word.

    Clearly not text.

     
    > Do we really want to encode a particular publisher's markup as
    > a character in Unicode?

    Encode that which is plain text as plain text, and markup as markup.

    Peter Constable



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