On Mon, 11 Jan 1999 23:54:28 +0100, Kristian Jensen <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >I'm not very keen on representing Boreanesian on the web via a IPA >to ASCII scheme. IMO, there are no succesful ASCII-IPA schemes. But >perhaps I can still have a web-page with IPA fonts? Can a web-page >still be view with IPA-fonts if viewers have downloaded the SIL-IPA >fonts? I'm not very computer literate. Netscape 3.x could display SIL-IPA fonts, but unfortunately 4.0 can't, because it's a symbol font. That's the main reason I still keep version 3.02 around even though I mainly use version 4.05. On the other hand, the latest version of Netscape can display Unicode documents, which can include IPA characters. For example, to get the "epsilon" character, representing [E], you would type the sequence ɛ (the semicolon is part of the sequence), and for a barred u, you would = type ʉ. Of course, the reader needs a Unicode font that includes the IPA. The following line in the head of an HTML document tells the browser to = use Unicode: <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D"content-type" CONTENT=3D"text/html; charset=3DUTF-8"> This doesn't work with earlier versions of Netscape, although version 3.x can be convinced to display UTF-8 encoded documents if you specify "charset=3DUNICODE-1-1-UTF-8" rather than just "charset=3DUTF-8", and if = you go into your Windows registry and know what flags to set. But that only = works with the 2 or 3-byte UTF-8 sequences that have the high bits of the characters set, and not with the ʉ entities. So there are two mutually incompatible ways to use IPA characters (I use both on my Lhoerr page, = http://www.io.com/~hmiller/Jarda/Lhoerr-uni.html), another one that works with both old and new versions of Netscape but includes 8-bit characters that might confuse other browsers and requires editing your Windows registry, and the alternative of using inline GIFs = for each character of the IPA, which is a lot more cumbersome to use but at least should work with most browsers. My preference is to use the Unicode characters, and to distribute a free True Type font (http://www.io.com/~hmiller/fonts/thryn___.ttf) that includes the IPA characters. Anyone who wants to use the IPA on their web site is welcome to distribute copies of the Thryomanes font as well.