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Notation issues

As with any phonetic notation system, those who developed and applied SAMPA had to make decisions on issues of two types: transcription and coding (see discussion in Wells 1987). The first involves the selection of an appropriate phonetic symbol set; the second involves the allocation of an ASCII number to each symbol that we need, and therefore of a corresponding visual symbol chosen from the character set available on computers.

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