Re: Unifon

From: Andreas Stötzner <>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 10:40:36 +0200

Am 28.06.2011 um 09:43 schrieb Jean-François Colson:

> I’m interested in Unifon ( That’s a phonemic alphabet for English which is used to teach reading.
> Although it has been encoded in the ConScript Unicode Registry as a new script in a three-columns block, it has in fact been designed as an extension of the Latin alphabet.
> Therefore, considering that three fifths of its letters are already available, I wonder whether a proposal shouldn’t be limited to the 16 missing letters.
> What’s your opinion?

Is there a real need for regular encoding?
If proposed as kind of extension to Latin there will be one issue at least to be considered carefully: Unifon does not fit the Latin Writing system since it is unicameral, not bicameral (as far as I can see).
By which I doubtlessly not intend at all to encourage any of the enthusiasts to think they ought now go to their desks and try to invent new lowercase glyphs.

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