Paul Hartzer wrote: >> From: Thomas Thurman <[log in to unmask]> > >> It's... I don't think I can write IPA here, can I? > > I've used IPA here, although CXS (variant of X-SAMPA) is the > community preference. It came up a few months ago whether there > are still readers who can't see IPA characters, or whether this > preference is just habit from the ASCII days, but I don't recall > if there was any resolution (i.e., anyone who said, "Hey, I can't > read IPA and I'll raise a big stink if we stop with the CXS!"). For a long time I was running Outlook 2003 which never had any problems displaying Unicode though I had a lot of problems with it becoming garbling UTF posts that I sent. Almost a year ago as part of my dimicrosoftification profject I switched to Thunderbird and since have had no problems whatsoever sending or receiving Unicode/UTF8 text. I also now have installed some custom keyboards so I tend to favor sending IPA rather than X-SAMPA, but the IPA keyboard I made still needs some work so I will sometimes use X-SAMPA out of just plain laziness. Regardless I haven't had any problems with IPA nor has anyone mentioned any problems display the IPA so I'm assuming most of the active participants here are able to least display it. I don't see any problem with them coexisting.