Re: mixed-script writing systems

Date: Fri Nov 15 2002 - 19:26:35 EST

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    On 11/15/2002 02:59:11 PM Jim Allan wrote:

    >Yet I note the schwa used in the sample does not match the other vowel
    >letters in style or width, apparently here borrowed from a different font.

    Definitely an ecclectic font (and, unfortunately, illegal -- I won't
    mention the face name or the owners, though they probably recognise their

    >This brings up the question of whether the sample is in other ways a
    >typographical compromise. I have seen popular books of linguistics that
    >for typographical reasons used a Greek gamma in place of the IPA gamma
    >and a delta in place of the symbol.
    >Could this be happening here?

    No. I know that the person who created this had access to a larger glyph
    repertoire, and could have chosen the Latin gamma if they had wanted. They
    were clearly following some other precedent.

    - Peter

    Peter Constable

    Non-Roman Script Initiative, SIL International
    7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75236, USA
    Tel: +1 972 708 7485
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