From: Patrick Andries (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Feb 14 2005 - 14:52:31 CST
Interesting, thank you for bringing this up. I admit I don't know why these 4 Greek letters are used across scripts (Greek and API which is Latin(1)) while epsilon ɛ, gamma ɣ in API are not . But then again, so many things to learn (and then remember !).
I can think off-hand of a few languages requiring Latin and Greek characters: Henqeminem (θ, χ), Nłeʔkepmxcin (θ), Heiltsuk (λ), Sliammon (λ, θ, χ), Penobscot (α-Greek alpha)…
Furthermore, anyone writing in IPA (even in English) must mix Greek and Latin: both [bǝwθ].I'm not sure IPA is really of much interest for IDN (not used completely by a natural language, I 'm not sure many national registration authorities will allow IPA names, though it is certainly legal for non country-specific domain names (gTLD) if I understand the specs. Do you think the IPA will want to register as [asɔsjasjɔ̃ fɔnetik ɛ̃tɛʀnasjɔnal(ə)], I believe its original name or under which dialectal transcription of its English name ? How many IPA registrations for Unicode.org in IPA? ynikɔd.org for me.
0250..02AF ; Latin # L&  1D00..1D25 ; Latin # L& (2) if we exclude the 4 Greek letters you mentioned, which are also mentioned at page 444 of TUS 4.0
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