Why do the Hebrew Alphabetic Presentation Forms Exist

abrahamgross at disroot.org abrahamgross at disroot.org
Fri Jun 5 18:49:47 CDT 2020


I've been thinking about writing a proposal for the double story "a" so that I can send an unambiguous IPA transcription - even to ppl with devices that have the U0061 “a” as a single storey "a" - but I don't want to spend a ton of time on something thatll get rejected…

2020/06/05 午後7:31:32 Mark E. Shoulson via Unicode <unicode at unicode.org>:
> Though to be honest, if IPA has to have ɑ because it uses two-storey a and one-storey ɑ contrastively, then by rights there ought to be a character (or variation sequence or something) like LATIN SMALL LETTER TWO STOREY A, since after all, some fonts don't draw U+0061 the way that IPA stipulates is needed for the open front vowel.

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