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Re: TECH: Why this low-tech forum?

From:Trebor Jung <treborjung@...>
Date:Monday, May 3, 2004, 23:32
Felix wrote:

"I wonder, don't most of you find it rather annoying not being able to post
IPA, or even letter from let's say … Polish onto this list?

No, I haven't. I'm glad you can't. I can't read those characters (my speech
program can only understand Latin-1 :((( ), so it wouldn't be fair to people
like me for someone to post in non-Latin-1 because I'd miss out on the
discussion. (And if I asked for a Latin-1 version, the other person does
work they would rather not, I'm sure.)

"Has there ever been any talks about a "real" list like phpBB or such?

Sure. Try Mark Rosenfelder's ZBB, for example (

"I even did a script for writing IPA letters, and it would be rather easy to
re-program it so that you write SAMPA (or whatever it's called) between the
tags <IPA> and </IPA>, then the text is transformed into the correct IPA
Unicode numbers.

I'd like an IPA-SAMPA conversion program.

"Or for those who prefer SAMPA

Prefer SAMPA? Who in their right mind would prefer SAMPA?! ;))) I'd use IPA
any day if I could actually read it! If everyone could, we'd all have
stopped using SAMPA a very long time ago!

"So, what do you say, anyone interested?"

Because you get a chance to at least glance at every post on a mailing list,
whereas posts are being sent all the time on a BB, I prefer the former a lot
over the latter. The daily and posting limits are great things IMHO.



vehke <vaksje@...>