RE: Character Identity and Font Selection

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Wed Jun 08 2011 - 17:36:36 CDT

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    IPA is not a language; it is a writing convention. The language of a text is a separate matter. If, for example, you have an IPA transcription of (say) Thai-language utterances, then a tag that identifies both the language as being Thai and the written form as being IPA would be "th-Latn-fonipa".


    -----Original Message-----
    From: [] On Behalf Of Marion Gunn
    Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 3:37 PM
    To: Otto Stolz
    Subject: Re: Character Identity and Font Selection

    I agree. I made the argument for making IPA so (many years ago), so I cannot but agree with you.

    Scrobh 08/06/2011 12:21, Otto Stolz:
    > ...If IPA characters cannot be dis-unified from Latin, and Greek,
    > characters, eventually the text-processing, and the rendering,
    > software should solve the problem via language data, as outlined
    > above; i. e., IPA should be handled as a ‘language’, in its own right.
    > Best wishes,
    > Otto Stolz

    Marion Gunn * eGteo (Estab.1991)
    27 Páirc an Fhéithlinn, Baile an
    Bhóthair, An Charraig Dhubh,
    Co. Átha Cliath, Éire/Ireland.
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