Re: Unicode and IPA

Philippe-Andre Prindeville (philipp@res.enst.fr)
Wed, 3 Jan 96 21:12:58 +0100


Date: Wed, 3 Jan 96 21:12:58 +0100
From: Philippe-Andre Prindeville <philipp@res.enst.fr>
Message-Id: <9601032112.ZM4910@jones.res.enst.fr>
In-Reply-To: Stavros Macrakis <macrakis@osf.org>
To: Stavros Macrakis <macrakis@osf.org>
Subject: Re: Unicode and IPA
Cc: abigail@tungsten.gn.iaf.nl, lilley@afs.mcc.ac.uk, rcollins@cariboo.bc.ca,

On Jan 3, 13:18, Stavros Macrakis wrote:
>   Hmmmm.... I'm worried.  People might be seeing Unicode as the
>   end-all, be-all.  It's not.  It doesn't include IPA (phonetics),
>   which are badly needed.
> 
> That's nonsense.  Unicode has always covered IPA in its "Standard
> Phonetic" block as well as providing a full range of diacritics.

So why don't any of the linguists I know actually use it?  They
all know that Unicode exists and have access to 16 bit X fonts...

-Philip