Font-related problem for linguists

Sebastian Nordhoff sebastian_nordhoff at EVA.MPG.DE
Thu Mar 1 16:26:00 UTC 2012

> Since the metalinguistic text is not written in IPA, the purpose of
> marking the object-language material off is achieved sufficiently by
> putting it in IPA.

Dear all,
this is true if one mentions 'pure' phonetic data. A problem arises is 
the object languages uses the Latin alphabet and only one or two 
characters which are taken from IPA. When mentioning a word from such a 
language, italics have to be used. If such a word contains one or two 
IPA-inspired characters, those should be italicized as well. But if the 
fonts do not permit this, the result is not convincing visually.

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