Re: CSUR Tonal

From: David Starner <>
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2015 14:27:56 -0700

On Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 9:17 AM, Luke Dashjr <> wrote:
> Does Unicode give any relevance to non-visual rendering, or do TTS
> just need to settle for environmental hints (eg, the user explicitly telling
> it tonal numbers are in use)?

How do you tell a chemist from the general populace? Ask them to
pronounce "unionized" (that is, is it "un-ion-ized" or "union-ized")?
Is 700-9000 pronounced "seven hundred minus nine thousand" or "seven
oh oh dash nine oh oh oh"? Which is part of the reason Unicode doesn't
try to handle this problem; there is a Unicode solution, where the
minus sign or the en-dash can be used, yet I and many others still use
the hyphen-minus. Separating these things have been a mess.

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