LINGUIST List 4.753

Sat 25 Sep 1993

FYI: Computer Resources

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  1. "Mark Johnson", AV Parser for Macintosh
  2. Bill Bennett, Computer fonts - update
  3. "Kimberly A. Weiss", RE: 4.749 Sum: P-marker, Fonts
  4. Bob Hvitfeldt, RE: Phonetics FOnts

Message 1: AV Parser for Macintosh

Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1993 11:08:44 AV Parser for Macintosh
From: "Mark Johnson" <mj1cog.brown.edu>
Subject: AV Parser for Macintosh


All,

I have placed a revised version of a ``unification-based'' grammar
development program for Apple MacIntosh in the MCL archives on the ftp
server on cambridge.apple.com. You will need a copy of Apple's
CommonLisp environment (called MCL2.0p2) to run this program, but I
could arrange to distribute a ``stand-alone version'' which does
not require the CommonLisp environment if enough people request it.

The program is meant for developing and testing unification grammars
similiar to the ones Shieber describes in his 1986 book ``Introduction
to Unification-based Theories of Grammar'' (CSLI lecture notes).

The program comes with a full graphical interface. It draws trees and
feature structures as graphical objects (PICTs), which can be copied
and pasted into any other document. (A number of people are just using
the program to draw trees that they paste into their papers, ignoring
the parser completely).

For further information, either download the program from the
MCL archive and read the enclosed documentation, or send me email.

Mark Johnson
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Message 2: Computer fonts - update

Date: Fri, 24 Sep 93 18:40:31 BSComputer fonts - update
From: Bill Bennett <WAB2phx.cam.ac.uk>
Subject: Computer fonts - update

Further to my summary of fonts for PC or Mac, I am grateful to Dil Parkinson
for pointing out to me that
 Fontographer works with Windows; it is not restricted to Mac.
Bill Bennett.
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Message 3: RE: 4.749 Sum: P-marker, Fonts

Date: Fri, 24 Sep 93 23:09:18 ESRE: 4.749 Sum: P-marker, Fonts
From: "Kimberly A. Weiss" <KAWEISSucs.indiana.edu>
Subject: RE: 4.749 Sum: P-marker, Fonts

In response to Bill Bennett's recent summary of producing IPA fonts on Mac
and PC, I thought I would add for the general communinity that the newest
version of WordPerfect for DOS (version 6.0) includes IPA fonts as one of
the standard alphabets. The compose features of this version allow a wide
variety of diacritics that can be added to the standard IPA symbols. This
is good news for those of us who have already invested time and money into
IBM-compatibles, and/or who don't really want to switch to Mac. This
version does not require Windows, although the Windows version of 6.0 is
due out this winter.

Kimberly Weiss
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Message 4: RE: Phonetics FOnts

Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1993 13:48 +08RE: Phonetics FOnts
From: Bob Hvitfeldt <HVITFELDTRam.nie.ac.sg>
Subject: RE: Phonetics FOnts


To add to Bennett and Mandelbaum: There is really no need to construct
one's own fonts with one of the font constructors like Fontographer. IPA
(in several versions) as well as SIL and every other Roman and
non-Roman alphabet you might need are all available from Linguist's
Software, PO Box 580, Edmonds, WA 98020-580 FAX (206) 771-5911
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