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Hi Jay, hi Florian!

I'm quite late, but nevertheless ... The original thread starter was
about the FAQ section and a reference to Google how to pronounce

When I started the LibO branding pages, I also added what other people
discussed so far; some time ago. You'll find recordings for LibreOffice
(unfortunately, to different speakers) here:

But maybe a good reminder ... Florian, you once talked about a
professional speaker who might help us. Is there any chance to ask him
to provide a "LibreOffice" sound recording that we can make available on
the branding pages and on the website. What do you think?

Am Freitag, den 28.01.2011, 07:27 -0500 schrieb G. Jay Kerns:
On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 9:39 PM, Narayan Aras <> wrote:

Is IPA limited to only Latin-based languages?
What phonetic methods are used in non-Latin scripts (e.g. Cyrillic, Hindi)?

Sorry- I quoted "Hindi" by mistake- The Devnagari script is inherently phonetic.
Ignore that and think of any other non-Latin scripts that are NOT phonetic.


Many thanks to Narayan and others for responding.  I am glad to hear
that Google wasn't right.

I've documented some recent "fun experience":


In this spirit, I posted to the Google Translate development group
about this issue.  I'm not sure how optimistic I am about LibreOffice
getting a correction, but maybe LibreOffice's high profile new release
together with the aligned missions of both LibreOffice and (some of)
Google might bring more attention to the issue than what it might
ordinarily receive.

Cool & Thanks!


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