LINGUIST List 15.1541

Thu May 13 2004

Qs: Typesetting with DocBook; Devoiced Consonants

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  1. Emiliano Guevara, Editing/typesetting with DocBook
  2. Yuri Tambovtsev, are the voiced consonants devoiced in all Slavonic languages and Italian?

Message 1: Editing/typesetting with DocBook

Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 03:16:51 -0400 (EDT)
From: Emiliano Guevara <emilianolingue.unibo.it>
Subject: Editing/typesetting with DocBook

Dear Linguist-listers,

I have recently started to look for alternative editing/typesetting
methods (i.e. alternative to MS Word, Latex, etc.).

An apparently wonderful system is the DocBook standard, a very popular
XML -and SGML- vocabulary for writing technical documentation,
allowing you to convert a single source file into a variety of formats
-.html, .rtf, .pdf, .ps). Some advantages of DocBook: it is free, it
works on any OS and it uses Unicode character encoding. However,
Docbook was designed mainly for computer-related texts and not for
academic purposes.

I have two queries for you:

1. Have any of you used Docbook to write linguistics papers or
dissertations? (please tell me what your impressions are)

2. Do you know if there are already any XSLT stylesheets for specific
linguistic purposes?

I will post a summary of your replies. Thank you very much in advance,

Emiliano Guevara
Dipartimento di Lingue e Lett. Straniere
Universit´┐Ż degli Studi di Bologna, Italia
emilianolingue.unibo.it
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Message 2: are the voiced consonants devoiced in all Slavonic languages and Italian?

Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 20:54:15 +0600
From: Yuri Tambovtsev <yutambmail.cis.ru>
Subject: are the voiced consonants devoiced in all Slavonic languages and Italian?


Dear LinguistList colleagues, 

Could you please tell me if the voiced consonants are devoiced, thus,
becoming voiceless, at the end of the word in Slovak and Czech? In
Russian Belorussian and Ukrainian the voiced consonants are devoiced
all right, regularly. I wonder if they are devoiced and become
voiceless in Czech, Slovak, Macedonian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovene and
Polish? What about Italian? 

Looking forward to hearing from you to: 

yutambhotmail.com 

Remain yours most hopefully, 

Yuri Tambovtsev
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