LINGUIST List 6.1306

Sun Sep 24 1995

FYI: Synthinar on the Web, Multilingual email, IPA font

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  1. "James K. Tauber", Synthinar on the Web
  2. John Clews, Multilingual email
  3. Vicki Fromkin , Re: 6.1294, Qs: IPA font, Speaking style, Confs in South Africa, Lati

Message 1: Synthinar on the Web

Date: Sun, 24 Sep 1995 19:53:00 Synthinar on the Web
From: "James K. Tauber" <jtaubertartarus.uwa.edu.au>
Subject: Synthinar on the Web


In LINGUIST 6.1296, Steven Schaufele announced the restarting of his
Syntactic Theory Seminar, SYNTHINAR. He also mentioned that I maintain
web versions of the previous lecturettes.

They can now be found at:

	http://www.entmp.org/linguistics/synthinar/

I should reiterate that Steven is the one to be contacted if you would
like to subscribe to the e-seminar. His address is fcoswsprairienet.org

James K. Tauber <jtaubertartarus.uwa.edu.au> currently at ALS 95
University Computing Services and Centre for Linguistics
University of Western Australia, Perth, AUSTRALIA
http://www.uwa.edu.au/student/jtauber finger for PGP key
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Message 2: Multilingual email

Date: Fri, 22 Sep 1995 13:08:43 Multilingual email
From: John Clews <Languagesesame.demon.co.uk>
Subject: Multilingual email



Multilingual email

Considering the correspondence from time to time that goes on regarding
editing, printing and transmiting text in extended-Latin or non-Latin
scripts, users of this list may be interested in brief information about
SEDIT - a "language layer" to enable multilingual database, word processing
and spreadsheet provision. The MS-DOS version is now available for the most
heavily used most non-ideographic scripts, and a Windows version is being
developed in parallel.

The email enhancement allows transmission and receipt of any text without
loss of information, to cover all non-ideographic scripts (i.e. all outside
of China, Japan and Korea). The current version provides for all languages
which use accented Latin script, Greek, Cyrillic, Georgian and Armenian and
all Indian scripts. It has been tested for usability with users in all these
languages, and takes account of the views of registered users in providing
updates to the software. A version for Hebrew and Arabic scripts is very near
completion, and a version for Southeast Asian scripts is at the advanced
planning stage.

Further information is in the document SEDIT.INF which contains up to date
information on how the SEDIT package enables the multilingual editing,
display, printing of text, as well as enabling transmission and receipt of
any text without loss of information.

To get further information, including how to obtain the software, send an
email to seditsesame.demon.co.uk with this message:

GET SEDIT.INF

Although this resembles a listserver command, Seditsesame.demon.co.uk is NOT
a listserver that only responds to a limited number of preset commands.
A human being is at the other end, which means that you can simply reply using
the GET SEDIT.INF command (upper or lower case) AND/OR send normal email
correspondence/queries etc., which will receive a human reply, e.g. about the
languages you are interested in.

-
John Clews tel: +44 (0) 1423 888 432
SESAME Computer Projects, 8 Avenue Road fax: +44 (0) 1423 888 432
Harrogate, HG2 7PG, United Kingdom email: languagesesame.demon.co.uk
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Message 3: Re: 6.1294, Qs: IPA font, Speaking style, Confs in South Africa, Lati

Date: Fri, 22 Sep 1995 17:40:00 Re: 6.1294, Qs: IPA font, Speaking style, Confs in South Africa, Lati
From: Vicki Fromkin <IYO1VAFMVS.OAC.UCLA.EDU>
Subject: Re: 6.1294, Qs: IPA font, Speaking style, Confs in South Africa, Lati
n

This is in answer to the query re an IPA font which can be used with
Word for Windows 6.0. I know I am supposed to respond directly to
such queries but they come in all the time and I think it might be
helpful to get it out there so everyone can see it.

The one I have been using which includes IpA Roman 1 and 2, and IPA Plus
1 and 2 was purchased from Atech Software 1-800 786 FONT. It works fine
for most of the symbols needed. Sometimes I have problems getting the
extended characters so I am not sending this as a rave review but I have
been using it regularly. I think if anyone has a better suggestion it
would help to put it on the net so we can all take advantage of such
experience.
Vicki Fromkin
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