Font-related problem for linguists
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.
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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