The name FUPA

Johanna Laakso johanna.laakso at
Mon Feb 18 16:19:09 UTC 2002

Michael Everson <everson at> wrote:
> Juhani Lehtiranta pointed out that while the original name of was
> Finno-Ugric Phonetic alphabet, it is nowadays more common to use the
> term Uralic since the transcription system can be applied to Uralic
> and I guess Turkic languages which are not of the Finno-Ugric branch.
> Well, we could call it the Uralic Phonetic Alphabet (UPA), though I
> am used to FUPA. Does anyone have a strong view on this? Is either
> FUPA or UPA used much outside the context of our encoding project?
> --
> Michael Everson *** Everson Typography ***
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