LINGUIST List 8.712

Tue May 13 1997

FYI: Sealang-l, Nastaliq font for Macintosh

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  1. Yuphaphann Hoonchamlong, Announcement: sealang-l revived
  2. Evan L. Antworth, Nastaliq font for Macintosh

Message 1: Announcement: sealang-l revived

Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 22:09:07 +0700 (GMT+0700)
From: Yuphaphann Hoonchamlong <>
Subject: Announcement: sealang-l revived

For those familiar with sealang-l which has disappeared since
January due to technical problems, sealang-l is now revived and
back at its old home. For those who subscribed recently to
sealangsearc, your names& addresses are automatically moved to

I have included info about sealang-l and subscription with this
announcement plus a list of current subscribers.


 SEALANG-L is a non-moderated mailing list originally founded
by Gwyn Williams and Trin Tantsetthi in 1994, and devoted to
scholarly discussion relevant to Southeast Asian languages. The
core SEA languages belong to five major families: Austronesian
(AN); Mon-Khmer (Austro-Asiatic; AA, including Munda); Tai-Kadai
(TK); Tibeto-Burman (TB; a branch of Sino-Tibetan ST); and
Hmong-Mien (HM; also known as Miao-Yao). SEALANG-L interests
also extend to languages of the Sino-Tibetan family, as well as
the Austronesian family, spoken in Vietnam and Cambodia,
Malaysia, Philippines, Brunei, Indonesia, Java, and the
Micronesian, Melanesian, Polynesian, and Madagascar regions.

 Languages of historical importance, particularly Pali and
Sanskrit, and more recent European languages (eg. English) are
included in the discussion to the extent to which they bear on

 Send a message to:

In the body of your letter, include the line:

 subscribe sealang-l your_email_address

 Send your message to:

 CURRENT SUBSCRIBERS (as of May 12, 1997)

 Here are the list of current subscribers of sealang-l mailing
list reestablished at NECTEC.

>>>> who sealang-l
Members of list 'sealang-l':

Marut Buranarach <>
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Message 2: Nastaliq font for Macintosh

Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 11:17:56 -0500
From: Evan L. Antworth <Evan.AntworthSIL.ORG>
Subject: Nastaliq font for Macintosh

Announcing Nastaliq Navees, a Nastaliq font for Macintosh
QuickDraw GX.

The Nastaliq Navees font package is now available as shareware
(US $75). This package, in conjunction with Apple's QuickDraw
GX graphics system and GX-based application software, allows
Arabic, Urdu, and similar languages to be written using the
elegant Nastaliq style of calligraphy.

Nastaliq Navees was designed and implemented by Jonathan Kew for
the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL).

For more information about Nastaliq Navees, and to download it
using your Web browser, go to this page:

To download it using a command-line FTP client:

 FTP to and log in as anonymous.
 Do these commands:
 cd [.fonts.mac]
 get nastaliqnavees_sea.hqx

To obtain it by e-mail, send a message to
containing the command:

 send [ftp.fonts.mac]nastaliqnavees_sea.hqx

To order it on diskette, please contact

- Evan Antworth
SIL Home: <>;

- Evan Antworth
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