Why do the Hebrew Alphabetic Presentation Forms Exist

jk at koremail.com jk at koremail.com
Fri Jun 5 20:32:21 CDT 2020

No, that some fonts display a character in a certain way would not be 
sufficient justification for a new character, but rather justification 
for not using those fonts in documents that contain IPA. Such a proposal 
would must certainly be rejected.

On 2020-06-06 07:49, abrahamgross--- via Unicode wrote:
> 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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