Martin J. Duerst (
Mon, 28 Jul 1997 17:26:53 +0200 (MET DST)

Date: Mon, 28 Jul 1997 17:26:53 +0200 (MET DST)
From: "Martin J. Duerst" <>
To: Walter Ian Kaye <>
Subject: Re: "ACRONYM"?
In-Reply-To: <v0310283ab00261d53476@[]>
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.