LINGUIST List 3.69

Fri 24 Jan 1992

FYI: Nameserver, IPA, Reverse Lists, WP

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  1. David Powers, ITK Visiting Fellow, Re: 3.47 Update on LINGUISTS Nameserver: finger
  2. Michel Eytan LILoL, Re: IPA fonts (again)
  3. Chris Culy, For the Listserv--announcement follows
  4. Richard Goerwitz, Re: 3.052 IPA, Parsers, Voice Transcription, Fonts

Message 1: Re: 3.47 Update on LINGUISTS Nameserver: finger

Date: Tue, 21 Jan 1992 15:40:38 Re: 3.47 Update on LINGUISTS Nameserver: finger
From: David Powers, ITK Visiting Fellow <powerskub.nl>
Subject: Re: 3.47 Update on LINGUISTS Nameserver: finger

Update to Norval Smith's update to making more effective use of
the Linguists database:

If you want to add information which people can read when people
finger you, put it in a .plan file (as Norval said). What he
didn't say is that nobody else will actually see that information
unless you ensure the .plan has global read permissions. On un*x
that means you must go: chmod a+r .plan (or: chmod 644 .plan).

Another problem is that to be sure it works (before changing your
entry in the database) you should have it checked from another
machine/site, as some machines are not very visible at all.

dP

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Message 2: Re: IPA fonts (again)

Date: Fri, 24 Jan 92 11:20:03 GMRe: IPA fonts (again)
From: Michel Eytan LILoL <mesuzuka.u-strasbg.fr>
Subject: Re: IPA fonts (again)

Sorry, netters (and Vicki),

HOLD IT ALL!!

I just discoverde there has been some sort of mix-up with my upload of
the whole blooming folder (due to compression maybe) to 'lth.se'. I
have uploaded again the (hopefully correct) files and asked the sys-admin
to put the files into the same folder as before, viz /pub/pc/fonts/IPA.fonts;
should this be impossible, I shall let you know. So you can try again
ftp-ing. Here is an example of a connection by anonymous ftp
('Yes, Sir?:' is my prompt):

 ----------------------begin example----------------------------------------

Yes, Sir? : ftp lth.se
Connected to lth.se.
220 lth.se FTP server at Lund Institute of Technology ready.
Name (lth.se:me): anonymous
331 Guest login ok, enter your email address as password.
Password: <type your address, not echoed>
230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.
ftp> cd pub/pc/fonts/IPA.fonts
250 CWD command successful.
ftp> dir
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /bin/ls (0 bytes).
total 328
-rw-r--r-- 1 mgm Urd 163840 Jan 12 15:38 drivers.exe
-rw-r--r-- 1 mgm Urd 146954 Jan 12 15:38 fonts.exe
-rw-r--r-- 1 mgm Urd 7298 Jan 12 15:38 readme.1st
226 Transfer complete.
209 bytes received in 0.13 seconds (1.6 Kbytes/s)
ftp> bye
221 Goodbye.
Yes, Sir?

 --------------------end example--------------------------------------------

except that now the command 'dir' should give you the following (disregard
 columns 2 and 3, but check the date and sizes!):

-rw-rw-rw- 1 ftp 18 208736 Jan 24 10:05 drivers.exe
-rw-rw-rw- 1 ftp 18 146954 Jan 24 10:07 fonts.exe
-rw-rw-rw- 1 ftp 18 7485 Jan 24 10:07 readme.1st

Of course, if you still prefer my 'last-ditch' proposal you can ask for it.

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((
# Michel Eytan # Voice:+33 88 41 74 29	 #
# 					 # 	 		 #
# Labo. Informatique, Logiques, Langages # Secr:+33 88 41 74 26	 #
# Dept. Info., Univ. Strasbourg II	 #		 		 #
# 22 rue Descartes, 67084 Strasbourg France #	Fax:+33 88 41 74 40	 #
))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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Message 3: For the Listserv--announcement follows

Date: Mon, 20 Jan 1992 10:06:13 For the Listserv--announcement follows
From: Chris Culy <cculyvaxa.weeg.uiowa.edu>
Subject: For the Listserv--announcement follows

It is sometimes desirable to generate a reverse word list from a given list.
Below is a description of one fairly easy way to do this. I hope people find
it useful.

Chris Culy
cculyvaxa.weeg.uiowa.edu
-------------------------

The following is a simple awk program that reverses a line.

Program 1:

{ for(i=length; i>0; i--) {
 printf("%s",substr($0,i,1))
 }
 printf("\n")
}

This program can be used to create reverse word lists as follows. In the
original file, put each word on a separate line. Run the awk program, sort
the result, and then run the awk program again. This can be done simply in
UNIX or DOS by using pipes.

Example (UNIX):
awk -f reverse.prog mylist | sort | awk -f reverse.prog

The reversing program can be modifed to reverse only part of the input. For
example, Program 2 reverses only those lines ending in a lowercase letter from
s to z, while Program 3 reverses only those lines beginning with a lowercase
letter from a to k. For further information on awk, see your system
documentation.

Program 2:

/[s-z]$/{ for(i=length; i>0; i--) {
 printf("%s",substr($0,i,1))
 }
 printf("\n")
 }

Program 3:

/^[a-k]/{ for(i=length; i>0; i--) {
 printf("%s",substr($0,i,1))
 }
 printf("\n")
 }

I wrote these awk scripts and have used them successfully under UNIX.
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Message 4: Re: 3.052 IPA, Parsers, Voice Transcription, Fonts

Date: Tue, 21 Jan 92 10:12:43 CSRe: 3.052 IPA, Parsers, Voice Transcription, Fonts
From: Richard Goerwitz <goersophist.uchicago.edu>
Subject: Re: 3.052 IPA, Parsers, Voice Transcription, Fonts

>With regard to Vicki Fromkin's query about IPA for Wordstar I can say this.
>There is a company in Houston, TX called M.A.P. Systems which has prepared a
>program called "Lines, Boxes, Etc - Phonetic Edition" for Wordperfect 5.1
>whichI am currently using and which is very nice. In addition they have a
>version called "Type, See and Print - Phonetic Edition" which is used with
>programs other than WP. I do not know how convenient the latter is to use,
>but if it is of the same quality as the WP version, it is quite good.

It's always important, when talking about WordPerfect, to specify the type
of machine the extension runs on. WP runs on Macs, Peecees, as well as
machines like UNIX workstations, the NeXT, etc. I'd guess that you're talk-
ing about an extension geared specifically for DOS without MS Windows. This
I glean from your mentioning Wordstar (which, I think, runs only under CP/M
and DOS, but I'm not sure), and from you not mentioning Windows.

It's really great you offered us news of "Lines, Boxes, Etc.," etc., and I
don't want to sound the least bit ungrateful. Just want to point out that
not everyone is using the same machine you are.

I'll repeat the address here:

	Contact: M.A.P. Systems
	 18100 Upper Bay Road #100
	 Houston, Texas 77058

	 (800) 527 2851 or (713) 333 9640 or fax (713) 333 9579

-Richard Goerwitz
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