Phonetic orthographies

John Cowan cowan at
Sat Nov 25 20:10:50 CET 2006

Gerard Meijssen scripsit:

> Correct tagging implies that it is precise.

This may be true in your particular application of language tagging,
but not in general.  Often precision is unobtainable or even
undesirable.  RFC 4646 says "tag wisely", *not* "tag exhaustively".

Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out.
        --Arthur C. Clarke, "The Nine Billion Names of God"
                John Cowan <cowan at>

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