Re: Fixed Width Spaces (was: Printing and Displaying DependentVowels)

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Sat Apr 03 2004 - 18:42:51 EST

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    On 03/04/2004 13:24, D. Starner wrote:

    >Peter Kirk <> write:
    >>But the good screen reader would still need to distinguish their
    >>pronunciations. Is there any type of character which could be defined,
    >>in Unicode, to preserve this distinction, but to be completely hidden in
    >>display? Perhaps some kind of zero width morpheme break character?
    >Okay, so you want to distinguish pronunciations, so you propose a character
    >totally insufficient to do the job, and one that will rarely if ever
    >get used in practice, so the good screen reader has to solve the problem

    I propose nothing. I don't even mention the possibility of anything to
    make a full phonetic representation, merely something which could be
    used, by those who want to mark up text in that way (although many will
    choose not to), to distinguish between words with the same spelling but
    different pronunciations, like "lead" in English. But my words "mark up"
    betray how I think any such proposal would be viewed.

    Peter Kirk (personal) (work)

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