Date: Mon, 28 Jul 1997 17:26:53 +0200 (MET DST) From: "Martin J. Duerst" <email@example.com> To: Walter Ian Kaye <firstname.lastname@example.org> cc: email@example.com Subject: Re: "ACRONYM"? In-Reply-To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.96.970728172528.245B-100000@enoshima> On Mon, 28 Jul 1997, Walter Ian Kaye wrote: > > The <span spellout>BBC</span> tonight reported heavy > > shelling on the Boznian capital. > > Looks good to me. As for specifying pronunciation, how about: > > The <span speech="ku+po-n">coupon</span> was ten cents off. > > Phonetics get a bit tricky, and then there are all those regional > variations (could get fun, actually! <span speech="teiuksus teeeeii"> > texas tea</span>). When we go in that direction, we should take advantage of the fact that Unicode/ISO 10646 contain the full IPA alphabet. Not as easy to learn, write, or read, but a lot more precise and general. Regards, Martin.