Re: Character Identity and Font Selection

From: Jukka K. Korpela (
Date: Thu Jun 09 2011 - 13:03:28 CDT

9.6.2011 18:47, Michael Everson wrote:

> It [IPA] *isn't* a separate script from Latin. Really, Szabi, people have asked
> for a separate script tag a number of times and they've been denied it.

IPA text may be classified as using Latin script, in some formal
definition of “scripts,” but IPA was really created as a notation that
liberally uses Latin letters, Greek letters, and new made-up characters
that have no natural home (though many of them might be classified as
munged Latin letters, therefore as “Latin” in a broad sense).

> What they should use is Latn-fonipa. That's the right tag to use.

Yes, under the existing constraint that each writing system must be
classified as belonging to one “script.”


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