From: Philippe Verdy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue May 08 2007 - 14:23:20 CDT
Adam Twardoch wrote:
> Mark E. Shoulson wrote:
> > See previous reply. U+5350 isn't the Nazi swastika and doesn't look
> > like it.
> Are you suggesting that Unicode should encode a German "r", a French "r"
> and an English "r" because they typically don’t look alike?
They are the same in printed documents; even if there are several traditions
for cursive handwriting, notably in schools for the first grades only.
But even these traditions are less respected and less normative now in
schools: children are exposed to the non cursive script very soon.
So you speak about how these letters are pronounced? The "r" letter in
linguistic orthography is not a phonetic symbol. If you want to write
phonetically or even phonologically, you already have appropriate characters
Note that even in French, there's no standard phonetic spelling for this
orthographic letter; phonologically, many phonems are assimilated, and
easily intelligible from one region to another, or from one age to another,
or from speaker to speaker in the same region.
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