LINGUIST List 2.760

Wed 06 Nov 1991

Misc: Spellchecker for Turkish; Fonts

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  1. Kemal Oflazer, Spelling Checker for Turkish
  2. Eric Schiller, Re: 2.756 Queries: Fonts, Culture
  3. , RE: 2.756 Queries: Fonts, Culture
  4. Jules D. Gliesche, Re: 2.756 Queries: Fonts, Culture
  5. Michel Eytan LILoL, Re: 2.756 Queries: Fonts, Culture

Message 1: Spelling Checker for Turkish

Date: Wed, 6 Nov 91 10:33:34 +0200
From: Kemal Oflazer <koTRBILUN.bitnet>
Subject: Spelling Checker for Turkish
Hello,
I thought the following information would be interesting to LINGUIST
readers. Here at Bilkent University we have developed a spelling
checker for Turkish (currently only running on Sun SparcStations). The
word dictionary has about 22K entries. The checker uses multiple
parsers for different classes of roots and uses substantial semantic
information to deal will valid affix combinations and massive number
of exceptions. We have a number of papers and a MS thesis written
on the subject. A postscript copy of the thesis and the beta version
of the executable are available for anonymous ftp from an internet
site in US. If you are interested in the papers please send me some
mail with your address and I will mail them. If there is interest I
will post ftp instructions in a later message.
Kemal Oflazer
Bilkent University
Computer Engineering Department
Bilkent, ANKARA, 06533 TURKIYE
e-mail: kotrbilun.bitnet
fax: (90) 4 - 266-4127
tel: (90) 4 - 266-4133
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Message 2: Re: 2.756 Queries: Fonts, Culture

Date: Tue, 5 Nov 91 16:35:46 CST
From: Eric Schiller <schillersapir.uchicago.edu>
Subject: Re: 2.756 Queries: Fonts, Culture
Monospace symbol font.
Easy to do. Get hold of Fontographer, open the Symbol font (built in
to laserwriter or Adobe's better one). Pick a wide enough width.
Select all characters. Set width to whatever you chose. Generate fonts.
Done.
But it will look ugly, as all monospaced fonts do? Why do you want to
do this?
Re: IPA free font.
I have binhexed a free IPA font in Mac, PC, and NEXT formats, but have
been unable to successfully upload the 300K file. I will try splitting
them up and will then post them to the server. Please be patient, I
have to do this in my non-existent spare time.
I have mailed out copies to everyone who has sent me a floppy/SASE
as of Nov.1. If you haven't received it by 11/9, or haven't requested
it and want it, contact me:
Eric Schiller
Eric Schiller
5528 South Hyde Park Boulevard #403
Chicago IL 60637
Tel: 312-955-7368
Fax: 312-955-7403
schillersapir.uchicago.edu
(Note : Fax temporarily out while Abaton updates software due 6/1/91!)
I still haven't decided on which typeface to build the seriffed counterpart
to SapirSans. Suggestions have included Times (NO WAY!), Garamond (hmm...),
Galliard (!?). I have tried Hiroshige, my favorite, but it is a bit too
fancy for large passages of text. Any other suggestions?
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Message 3: RE: 2.756 Queries: Fonts, Culture

Date: Tue, 5 Nov 1991 19:52:02 EST
From: <FAC_LFOLEYVAX2.ACS.JMU.EDU>
Subject: RE: 2.756 Queries: Fonts, Culture
A number of shareware programs permit one to produce custom fonts
on MSDOS systems; however, beginning with version 1.02, PC-Write Lite
supports customs fonts for both dot-matrix and lazer printers. It
even includes software to do this for Cyrillic. Using that as a
model, I have produced "quick & dirty" fonts for dot-matrix that I
will be exhibiting at the LSA meeting in January. The fonts are for
Old English and IPA, they appear on monitor and print as well, and
the system allows screen help lines to show which keys have been
redesigned--most of this a significant advance over previous IBM
software. Best of all, the system is inexpensive in terms of
software and hardware. Like most SHAREWARE--Hip, Hip, Hooray--PC-
Write Lite is very reconfigurable so that a linguist can change or
add fonts as needed.
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Message 4: Re: 2.756 Queries: Fonts, Culture

Date: Tue, 5 Nov 91 23:46:24 CST
From: Jules D. Gliesche <glieschelonestar.utsa.edu>
Subject: Re: 2.756 Queries: Fonts, Culture
Re: Emanuel Schlaglof's search for a non-proportional Mac font
The best source I've found for non-proportional fonts for linguistics
(i.e. IPA and special alphabets in either True Type or Postscript Type 1)
is a place called Ecological Linguistics, Box 15156, Washington DC
20003. For $5 they'll send you a catologue of all their offerings and
prices. I don't know if they also deal in MS-DOS compatible fonts, but
they've got quite a collection for Macs (including Loa, Thai, Khmer and
Burmese - as well as IPA)
Jules Gliesche
glieschelonestar.utsa.edu
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Message 5: Re: 2.756 Queries: Fonts, Culture

Date: Wed, 6 Nov 91 08:36:42 GMT
From: Michel Eytan LILoL <mesuzuka.u-strasbg.fr>
Subject: Re: 2.756 Queries: Fonts, Culture
a new query, emanating from E. Dean Dietrich, says:
>I have been five years now on my ms-dos machine and have not solved the
>problem of producing phonetic symbols as I would like them.
May I remind the newcomers to the list that IPA fonts for MS-DOS are available
 by anonymous ftp from the aisun1.ai.uga.edu server (IP #128.192.12.9) in the
 folder ai.phonetic.fonts and that I have volunteered to send these files by
 e-mail (using the unix uuencode command that calls for the use of uudecode at
 arrival) to people who ask for them from me directly. This has been done for a
 score of people, but I have had no feedback saying if the transfer was
 successful; maybe the fellow netters are shy of asking a unix guru how to do
 this.
I must add that there is one snag: some mailers refuse to accept files longer
 than 100 000 bytes -- the files that I can send are several hundred thousand
 bytes long.
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