Re: The Geejay

From: Dominikus Scherkl (
Date: Fri Jan 04 2008 - 16:53:43 CST

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    Karl Pentzlin schrieb:
    > I presume that a systematic survey on dictionaries using other
    > phonetic systems than IPA will "unearth" a lot of other symbols of
    > this kind.
    Yes, I would agree.
    Wouldn't it a better idea to use the modern IPA charakters which
    represent the described sounds, and use a specialized font in which
    those IPA characters have the glyphs used to present the historic book?

    That has two advantages: the text keeps readable even if a different
    font is used, while the original book can be presented as plain text
    as close to the original as possible.

    The only problem would be if the modern IPA glyphs are also used in
    the historic text by contrast, but that's very unlikely because than
    the authors wouldn't have needed to invent such new glyphs.

    Best regards,

    Dominikus Scherkl

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