RE: Latin IPA letter a

From: Peter Constable <>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 03:45:51 +0000

From: [] On Behalf Of Philippe Verdy

> One of the main reason for adding the variation sequence is that current font technologies ...
> can only be tweaked based on language (and IPA notations apply to any language), and
> there's no way to specify an orthographic distinction in OpenType for example...

That statement is incorrect. See, in particular, the OpenType tag registry page for language system tags at and search on "IPA": you'll find that the tag "IPPH" is registered to indicate typographic preferences for IPA transcription.

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