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Re: mu for [N]

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Sunday, January 23, 2005, 14:56

René Uittenbogaard <ruittenb@...> writes:
> Henrik Theiling wrote: > > > First of all, I don't like using non-letter symbols for phonemes >... > Depending on how well you can define which font you are using > (which ought to be easier in a PDF-file than in an HTML-file, > for example), you could select a font that has "lowercase numbers" > (is this a well-known term? I mean the numbers where 3,4,5,7 and 9 > extend below the line, 6 and 8 above it, and 0, 1 and 2 are exactly > the line height). These go together very well with lowercase letters > in one word, IMHO.
Very good idea! With LaTeX it could be done. :-) In HTML, it's more tricky (because Browsers will not agree on a font, of course). The correct term would probably be 'mediaeval numbers' as far as I know and in case it translates directly into English from 'Mediävalziffern' in German.
> really well: > (This example uses the Berling Antiqua font).
Indeed, it looks nice! :-) **Henrik