Re: Are Latin and Cyrillic essentially the same script?

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Nov 23 2010 - 06:03:27 CST

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    On 22 Nov 2010, at 18:55, Asmus Freytag wrote:

    > That seems to be true for IPA as well - because already, if you use the font binding for IPA, your a's and g's will not come out right, which means you don't even have to worry about betas and chis.

    Not so. There is already a convention (going back to the late 19th or early 20th century) about handling this.

    In an ordinary Times-like font, "a" slopes and loses its hat when italicized.
    In an ordinary Times-like font, "ɑ" is replaced by an italic Greek α (alpha).

    Michael Everson *

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