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On Fri, 28 Dec 2001, BP Jonsson wrote:

> My take on a revised/modified X-SAMPA is at
> <http://www.netg.se/~bp/bpj-sampa.html>.  I too utilized some redundancies
> in the original scheme to get "new" symbols, then shuffled values around a
> bit.  Prime goals were to abolish the use { and } as phonetic symbols, and
> to introduce % for the front rounded half-close vowel.  I also replaced the
> backslash as a general modifier with ;, since the backslash is hard to type
> on a Swedish keyboard, (and what's more it irritated my TeXnical aesthetics
> :-).  I would like to preserve * as a general stopgap character -- call me
> an inveterate philologist!

Yeah... I would prefer it if the \ went before the letter in modified ;)

Tristan