LINGUIST List 3.325

Tue 07 Apr 1992

FYI: Fonts, New List

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  1. Henry Kucera, Re: 3.315 Queries: NP, Word Lists, Kurdish, Software
  2. Eric Schiller, Re: 3.319 FYI: Icelandic, Fonts, Spanish
  3. Jim McIntosh, NEW LIST: APPC-L - APPC Discussion List

Message 1: Re: 3.315 Queries: NP, Word Lists, Kurdish, Software

Date: Sun, 05 Apr 92 22:02:58 EDRe: 3.315 Queries: NP, Word Lists, Kurdish, Software
From: Henry Kucera <HENRYbrownvm.brown.edu>
Subject: Re: 3.315 Queries: NP, Word Lists, Kurdish, Software

 Re Spanish word-processing software: Microsoft Word for Windows 2.0 has not
only Spanish fonts but a Spanish spelling checker and thesaurus. However, if
you buy the product in the US, you get English only, and the Spanish will cost
 you a bit extra. If you buy the product in Spain or S. America, the standard
system will include the Spanish software. It is advisable to check with your
vendor what you are getting. The foreign language software in the US is about
$60.- or so per language, if memory serves me right, but there are discounts
available at university stores in many places (I can't give you precise
cost figures, unfortunately, since they seem to vary). I do know, however,
that the Spanish spelling checker is very extensive. I have no experience with
the thesaurus.
 Regards, Henry Kucera
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Message 2: Re: 3.319 FYI: Icelandic, Fonts, Spanish

Date: Sun, 5 Apr 92 23:01:16 CDTRe: 3.319 FYI: Icelandic, Fonts, Spanish
From: Eric Schiller <schillertira.uchicago.edu>
Subject: Re: 3.319 FYI: Icelandic, Fonts, Spanish

Re: Adobe Fonts (more)
Alas, they do not seem to work with Quark Express. I had hoped to use
Quark as the font requires a program that supports kerning, but Renner
chose a strange approach to kerning, leaving the diacritic a full
character to the right and pulloing it all the way over. But Quark
supports kerning only up to .5 character or so. Why the font wasn't
designed with zero-width diacritics baffles me, but I have written
(semi-flamed) Adobe and hope to have more news soon. I have not
tried it with Word Perfect 2.1 because my upgrade has not arrived
yet. As for Nisus, I expect we need to wait for version 4.0 but
I am working with some of their people on some suggestions to make
the program even more useful to linguists. As for Microsoft, who knows?
On the positive side, I have approached Adobe on pricing and they assure
me that there are good Academic discounts, but that a package price
for the Stone family including IPA will be taken under consideration.
Those who wish to nag should note that Adobe has an easy to remember
Internet address: adobe.com.

Eric Schiller
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Message 3: NEW LIST: APPC-L - APPC Discussion List

Date: Mon, 6 Apr 1992 15:28:59 CNEW LIST: APPC-L - APPC Discussion List
From: Jim McIntosh <jimamerican.edu>
Subject: NEW LIST: APPC-L - APPC Discussion List

APPC-L on LISTSERVAUVM.BitNet -- APPC Discussion List
 or listservamerican.edu

 APPC-L was formed to discussion IBM's Advanced Program-to-
 Program Communication (APPC) as well as associated topics such
 as LU 6.2 and CPI-C. Archives of APPC-L and related files, which
 will include examples of APPC programming, configuration files,
 and so forth, will be stored in the APPC-L FILELIST. To receive
 a list of files send the command INDEX APPC-L to LISTSERVAUVM.
 These files will also be available from auvm.american.edu via
 ftp. APPC-L will be gateway'ed to the (soon to be created)
 bit.listserv.appc-l newsgroup, and posts can also be read there.

 To subscribe to APPC-L, send the following command via either
 interactive BitNet message to LISTSERVAUVM, or in the BODY
 of e-mail to LISTSERVAUVM.BITNET or LISTSERVAMERICAN.EDU
 SUBSCRIBE APPC-L Your_name
 For example: SUBSCRIBE APPC-L Jane Doe

 Owner: Jim McIntosh <jimamerican.edu>
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