Re: TECH: Why this low-tech forum?
|From:||Trebor Jung <treborjung@...>|
|Date:||Monday, May 3, 2004, 23:32|
"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
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.