From: Petr Tomasek (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu May 10 2007 - 16:16:11 CDT
On Thu, May 10, 2007 at 10:54:50PM +0200, Philippe Verdy wrote:
> Petr Tomasek wrote:
> > William J Poser wrote:
> > >
> > > A nice example of the problems created by using apostrophe
> > > for glottal stop (and glottalization of the preceding consonant)
> > > is found in Carrier. This convention was introduced in the days
> > > of typewriters, when apostrophe and right single quote were the same.
> > > MS Word and other word processors, however, are prone to think that
> > But this is a problem caused by the Microsoft's hegemony and
> > it's way of thinking "we are more clever than the stupid user"
> > not a fault of using apostrophe to denote glottal stop.
> What Microsoft did is not relevant here.
That's exactly what I'm trying to tell: so please stop using the
way how MS Word (and other word processors which mimic MS Word)
as an argument on how a particular character should/should not
> In fact the problem persists since
> much longer time, when typewriters were introduced (and IBM did MUCH more
> than Microsoft in this area with its typewriters and terminals sold in US.
I don't see any problem here (i.e. I don't see any problem why a particular
script couldn't use an apostrophe for glottal stop).
-- Petr Tomasek <http://www.etf.cuni.cz/~tomasek>
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