Re: Latin IPA letter a

From: Jean-François Colson <>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 20:18:38 +0200

On 28/06/11 19:13, Doug Ewell wrote:
> I think Michael was finding fault, not with the italicizing of "a"
> (U+0061) in fonts, but with that of "ɑ" (U+0251), a much less common
> letter, one for which I can't find usage other than in IPA, which
> *normally* wouldn't be italicized.
If I believe wikipedia (, it is also
used in Fe'fe', a Southern Bantoid language spoken in Cameroon by
123,700 persons (in 1982). That’s why there’s also a capital Ɑ. So,
Times New Roman Italic, whose a and ɑ are identical, is not a good font
for that language.

Jean-François Colson
Received on Tue Jun 28 2011 - 13:19:51 CDT

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