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 , but it might be more
troublesome to remember what é (e-acute) and è (e-grave) represent. "Now, is
é [E] or ?"
> 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. :)