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.
Indeed, it looks nice! :-)