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  •  That is a font issue (0+ / 0-)

    It is independent of your word processor of choice.  Why were you transliterating Sumerian without an IPA font?

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      Tonedevil

      was back in 1995.

      "No one has the right to spend their life without being offended." Philip Pullman

      by zaynabou on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 01:21:09 PM PDT

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      •  Also, (2+ / 0-)
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        Tonedevil, annetteboardman

        Sumerian and Akkadian transliteration do not use the IPA.

        "No one has the right to spend their life without being offended." Philip Pullman

        by zaynabou on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 01:24:49 PM PDT

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      •  Ok, so my point stands (0+ / 0-)

        Whatever font was required, problems you had with a 1995 version of Word (3.0?) can't be used to trash the 2013 version.  And actually I recall having TrueType IPA fonts on my Mac in 1995 (grad school in linguistics).

        You still can't transliterate Sumerian without the right font I'm sure.

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          Tonedevil, congenitalefty

          The needed characters do not exist in ANY font, at least up to Word 2010. I know more about this particular need than you do.
           And I wasn't trashing the 2013 version of Word, I was saying that Word Perfect allowed the creation of diacrtic characters on the fly which did not exist in word. And still don't no matter what font you use.

          "No one has the right to spend their life without being offended." Philip Pullman

          by zaynabou on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 09:06:43 PM PDT

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          •  Actually (3+ / 0-)
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            Tonedevil, congenitalefty, ladybug53

            I was wrong. Apparently they added new diacritics in Times New Roman at some point which will do the job. My point stands though, not in trashing Word but in praising Word Perfect which had some nice flexibility Word doesn't, like combining diacritics.

            I use Word everyday and don't really have much beef with it except wishing I didn't have to mouse so much. I am thinking about at least a home changing over to open office.

            "No one has the right to spend their life without being offended." Philip Pullman

            by zaynabou on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 09:23:36 PM PDT

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