Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Apr 19 17:32:07 UTC 2008

At 10:26 AM -0700 4/19/08, Arnold M. Zwicky wrote:
>On Apr 19, 2008, at 10:14 AM, Ron Butters wrote:
>>In a message dated 4/19/08 12:59:35 PM, strangeguitars at GMAIL.COM
>>Never saw this before. It seems at first glance that Kirshenbaum
>>exploit the keyboard that we already have. For example, I can make
>>[æ], [ü], [3],
>>[ø], [é], [¦], and [].
>Kirshenbaum's system (like some others) is specifically limited to
>ascii characters, from a time and in a context in which non-ascii
>characters were not generally available.
Also, I seem to recall not everyone's browser
will correctly transmit your characters, Ron.  I
get them fine (assuming the third one is in fact
the number 3), but I suspect from our earlier
discussions that others won't.  And then there's
always the schwa problem.


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