From: Julian Bradfield (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Sep 27 2008 - 14:50:27 CDT
In article <48DE72FC.firstname.lastname@example.org> Jim Allan <email@example.com> writes:
>The IPA phi symbol exists as U+0278.
>The Greek symbols chi and theta are very much less typographically
As I remarked to Jukka, this is a relatively recent change in the
standard glyph for chi. But yes, I would agree that the form in the
current IPA Handbook is much more greek.
>The normal letter discussed in respect to standard differences between
>IPA and Greek typography is beta, because the standard Greek beta lacks
>a serif while the phonetic symbol is supposed to have one, except
>possibly in a sans-serif font. Apparently this difference actually
>bothers hardly anyone, including yourself it would seem.
Only because I'm usually more concerned by its frequent mis-typing as
>As to gamma, the v with a loop on its bottom used for phonetic use seems
>to be to be very different from the normal Greek gamma.
If you look at some other serifed phonetic typefaces, you'll find a
less ugly version than the one in the IPA Handbook. However, you and
Jukka agree on this, so I appear to be outnumbered in my intuition.
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