Re: Character Identity and Font Selection

From: Marion Gunn (
Date: Thu Jun 09 2011 - 08:33:01 CDT

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    Scríobh 09/06/2011 07:11, André Szabolcs Szelp:
    > While calling (and defining) IPA as a language is clearly a dead end
    > (and cannot be argued in any way), one might want to consider IPA as a
    > separate _writing_system_...

    It matters little what it is called. All that matters is that, after
    discussions of perhaps a decade or more about "defining" IPA, this
    matter remains unresolved.
    > * I understand that this is the exact matter why the committees are
    > hesitant to touch this hot potatoe. It is something which would need a
    > lot of thorough consideration, could have relatively broad scope, and
    > which can be easily smashed down (without further detailed resoning)
    > with "encoding stability issues".
    I don't understand the complications hinted at in the preceding
    paragraph, but would simply endorse the following.

    Scríobh 09/06/2011 14:01, ejp10:
    > I'm glad there is a discussion of the IPA and other phonetic transcription systems. The key problem ... is that there is no good standard for distinguishing IPA text from non-IPA text, especially in terms of pronunciation engines....


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