Re: Character Identity and Font Selection

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Thu Jun 09 2011 - 08:37:49 CDT

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    On 9 Jun 2011, at 16:01, ejp10 wrote:

    > FWIW - Maybe the best way to treat transcription is as a separate orthographic convention used for any language.

    That's what we recommend.

    > Treating IPA and other transcription systems as a separate script from Latin would make for a lot of headaches in text conversion.


    > On the other hand, there does need to be a way to signal to agents (including screen readers as well as browsers) that the writing convention has changed. If you are using an English based screen reader, then there does need to be a way to signal the switch so that vowels (and the exotic consonant symbols) are pronounced correctly in IPA.

    Don't you have to tag as well when you have a French or Spanish word in your text?

    Michael Everson *

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