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Re: Results of Poll by Email No. 8

From:Peter Clark <peter-clark@...>
Date:Saturday, April 27, 2002, 20:44
On Saturday 27 April 2002 15:19, Danny Wier wrote:

> I do notice that almost everybody can read Latin-1. I was working on a type > of SAMPA/Kirshenbaum-type IPA alphabet for Latin-1 (not just ASCII) at one > time but never finished.
Hmm. I like this idea, except that the Mac people would inevitably have problems with ð (eth) and þ (thorn) and some others. Although one advantage of a plain ASCII IPA is that characters tend to be more unique. For instance, it is very easy to understand [e] and [E] and [3], but it might be more troublesome to remember what é (e-acute) and è (e-grave) represent. "Now, is é [E] or [3]?"
> Why can't the two who can only read ASCII not read Latin-1, by the way?
I included Raymond Brown's reason in the results; I forget, but I think the other person's computer just didn't display them.
> If we moved the list entirely to Yahoo! Groups, that would change; you > could also specify if you want posts to come to you as plain text or HTML. > But of course that's up to David and the owner(s).
No! Yahoo! Groups! Evil! As for a server side solution, it would be nice if we could use something less volatile than majordomo that creates problems for Unicode, but it isn't that important of an issue.
> IF you feel the need to send HTML -- same goes for links to HTML > documents -- for God's sake keep things simple and the files small. And NO > COOKIES!!
That would probably be just cause for expulsion from the list. :) :Peter