CSUR Tonal

Luke Dashjr luke at dashjr.org
Sat Mar 14 16:47:26 CDT 2015

On Saturday, March 14, 2015 9:27:56 PM David Starner wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 9:17 AM, Luke Dashjr <luke at dashjr.org> wrote:
> > Does Unicode give any relevance to non-visual rendering, or do TTS
> > just need to settle for environmental hints (eg, the user explicitly
> > telling it tonal numbers are in use)?
> How do you tell a chemist from the general populace? Ask them to
> pronounce "unionized" (that is, is it "un-ion-ized" or "union-ized")?
> Is 700-9000 pronounced "seven hundred minus nine thousand" or "seven
> oh oh dash nine oh oh oh"?

These are mere pronunciation/linguistic differences, though. The cases I am 
talking about are entirely different meanings/words.

That is, 100 decimal is "one hundred" with a binary value of 110 0100.
But the same "100" in tonal would be "san" with a binary value of 1 0000 0000.
And in the other example, one is "B with double lines" vs "bitcoins".


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