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Re: Boreanesian in the Web (was: Why Triggers?)

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Friday, October 26, 2001, 22:36
Christophe Grandsire wrote:
Kristian Jensen wrote:
>>Vowels is a problem though. I need the ogonek (nasal >> hook) on accented and unaccented <i> <e> <a> <u>. AFAIK, HTML cannot
render these at all.
That's true; but "oddities"like ogonek in Unicode aren't going to show up on lots of browsers (e.g. mine). HTML does have all five vowels with grave, acute, umlaut and circumflex; you could underline for some added feature..?
> >Why not a superscript 'n' for that? Superscripts and subscripts are quite
>to make. > >> I'm almost entirely HTML illiterate, I'm afraid. What I was thinking >> of >> doing was simply saving my Word documents as HTML. Of course, there is >> no guarantee that this is 100% safe. >> > >Moreover, it makes monstruous webpages, trust me :) . I can teach you the >basics of HTML, at least enough to do simple pages like mine. It's quite
>in fact. But if I have to do it by e-mail, we have to be sure that your
>program doesn't translate HTML :)) . Or you can look on Internet. There are >plenty of pages about learning HTML.
Christophe has given me much the same advice, and he is correct. (Though it is taking my fossilized brain more than an hour to absorb "enough" HTML. Tables-- aargh).
> >> Come to think of it, the safest conversion that I know of is PDF. The >> Acrobat Reader is free for download and once installed can be used >> together with a browser.
Obviously a consideration for any writer is that the text LOOK GOOD. So from that point of view, PDF may be your solution. (All the lengthy papers at the Rutgers Optimality Archive are PDFs, and have some very complicated formatting. I've had trouble downloading some of them, but that's another problem.) BTW, although I don't think I've seen any Boreanesian in posts lately if ever, I'm under the impression it's East Asiatic-- and the name at least hints at Austronesian influences. How then does it come by such an apparently complicated phonology? ^_^


Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Kristian Jensen <kljensen@...>I Made Up My Mind (was: Boreanesian in the Web)
Kristian Jensen <kljensen@...>Some Boreanesian Phonological History (was: Boreanesian in the Web)