"Logic" for describing IPA as a script

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Fri Apr 11 19:31:52 CEST 2003

At 13:31 -0400 2003-04-11, John Cowan wrote:
>Michael Everson scripsit:
>>  We give script codes to scripts. I can write out any number of texts
>>  and you would be unable to determine whether it was IPA or Latin
>>  until some stray letter wandered in.
>If they are short enough.  By the same token, I can write a short enough
>text and you can't determine whether it is en, fr, or th-latn.  But
>for texts of reasonable length, there is usually no room for doubt
>whether it is IPA or Americanist or a standard orthography.

Even so it isn't a separate script. It's Latin with some extended 
letters and an occasional interloper from Greek (I guess because some 
people didn't want to clone the letter).
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  * http://www.evertype.com

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