LINGUIST List 5.620

Thu 02 Jun 1994

FYI: Fonts

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  1. Paul T Kershaw, FYI and Q: Fonts

Message 1: FYI and Q: Fonts

Date: Tue, 31 May 1994 18:25:24 FYI and Q: Fonts
From: Paul T Kershaw <>
Subject: FYI and Q: Fonts

For those of you looking for Windows 3.1 fonts for specific languages, here
are some packages I haven't seen mentioned yet. They're all available
through DataCal (call 1-800-237-6206 or fax 1-602-545-8090). Internet
disclaimer: I have no connection whatsoever with DataCal and mention these
packages mere as point of interest; this is neither an endorsemnent nor an

WorldFont 2.1 -- comes with one font each for: Arabic, Armenian, Belgian,

Bulgarian, Croatian, Cyrillic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish,
French, French-Canadian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian,
Japanese, Latin American, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish,
Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sanskrit, Serbian, Slovakian, Spanish,
Swiss, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian. $200 for all fonts

WorldFont SLS -- comes with five fonts for each: Armenian, Bulgarian,
Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Europe, Hebrew 1, Hebrew 2, Hungarian, Latvian,
Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovakian, Thai, Turkish,
Ukrainian. $100 for one + start-up; $60 for each one without start-up

WorldFont United Nations -- WorldFont 2.1 + all 18 (sic) WorldFont SLS. $400

All the WorldFonts come with TrueType and PostScript fonts.

Accent -- word processor with spell-checker for Windows 3.1, works in
French, German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish,
Icelandic, Portuguese, Swedish, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Hungarian,
Polish, Romanian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Serbian, Belorussian, Bulgarian,
Serbian, Russian, Ukrainian, Greek, and Turkish. Arabic and Hebrew are
'coming soon'. TrueType fonts. Also has word-translation between English,
German, Spanish, Italian, and French. $300

AlKaatib -- Full-function word processor for Arabic. $100 for base (25
fonts), $250 for fancy (50 fonts, more features)

Vazhe Negar -- word processor with 24 fonts for Persian.

I wouldn't mind making up an FAQ document if people would be willing to send
me all the information they have on foreign language fonts. It seems like
this question is being asked every few months or so, especially (but not
exclusively) for Windows 3.1. I expect a good deal of redundancy, but I do
think we should have a comprehensive list (of both commercial & non-comm-
ercial fonts, for all systems). Send whatever you have to:

Paul Kershaw (Michigan State University)
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