Re: Unicode and IPA

Philippe-Andre Prindeville (
Wed, 3 Jan 96 21:12:58 +0100

Date: Wed, 3 Jan 96 21:12:58 +0100
From: Philippe-Andre Prindeville <>
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In-Reply-To: Stavros Macrakis <>
To: Stavros Macrakis <>
Subject: Re: Unicode and IPA

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...