LINGUIST List 9.594

Tue Apr 21 1998

FYI: Greek Fonts, Jacaltec, English Grammar

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  1. Evan L. Antworth, SIL Greek Fonts Now Available
  2. Dan Maxwell, dependency grammar and Jacaltec
  3. G. Nelson, Landmarks in English Grammar

Message 1: SIL Greek Fonts Now Available

Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 13:34:23 -0500
From: Evan L. Antworth <Evan.AntworthSIL.ORG>
Subject: SIL Greek Fonts Now Available

Press Release - 20 March 1998


The Summer Institute of Linguistics is pleased to announce that the
first public release of the SIL Greek Font System and the accompanying
SIL Apparatus Fonts is now available from its Web site:

The SIL Greek Font System is designed to be an integrated system for
entering, displaying and printing Biblical Greek texts. Also included
are fonts for transliteration and conversion routines for going from
one encoding to another.

Three families of fonts are included in this package:

SIL Galatia - containing the basic set of characters needed for
Biblical Greek texts (Regular & Bold faces)

SIL Galatia Extras - containing additional rarely used characters
(Regular & Bold faces)

SIL Greek Trans - containing characters used to transliterate Greek
into Roman text (Regular, Bold, Italic & Bold Italic faces)

In addition to the fonts themselves, this package includes keyboard
control files for use with either the Tavultesoft Keyboard Manager
(KeyMan) for Windows or SILKey for the Mac OS. These files simplify
the typing of Greek text. Users may produce their own keyboard files
if desired.

Conversion routines for use with the Consistent Changes program are
also included to convert texts between character encodings. KeyMan,
SILKey and the Consistent Changes programs are available from the SIL
Web site.

For Mac OS users, the SIL Galatia font family, when used with
QuickDraw GX-savvy applications, automatically combines diacritics
(without the need for additional keyboarding utilities) and includes
many alternate forms and additional features. A WorldScript script
file that provides some of these features is also included.

A separate package, the SIL Apparatus Fonts, is designed to provide
most of the symbols needed to reproduce the textual apparatus found in
major editions of Greek & Hebrew Biblical texts. Most lines of text in
the apparatus can be reproduced by combining the SIL Greek and Hebrew
fonts, the accompanying transliteration fonts, and the four faces
(Regular, Bold, Italic and Bold Italic) of the SIL Apparatus fonts.

Both the SIL Greek Font System and the SIL Apparatus Fonts may be
freely used and distributed. For more details consult the
documentation that accompanies the font packages.

To download the SIL Greek Font System go to:

To download the SIL Apparatus Fonts (bypassing the Greek pages) go to:

The font packages are also available via ftp, email and on diskette.
See the above Web pages for more information, or write:

SIL International Publishing Services
7500 West Camp Wisdom Rd.
Dallas, TX 75236 USA
Phone (972) 708-7495
Fax (972) 708-7387

- Evan Antworth
SIL Webmaster at
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Message 2: dependency grammar and Jacaltec

Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 20:47:56 -0400
From: Dan Maxwell <>
Subject: dependency grammar and Jacaltec

Jacaltec is a Native American language spoken in parts of Mexico and
A paper to a description of clausal structure in this language is now
available at:

or: ftp:

This paper makes use of a form of dependency grammar which I call
Unification Dependency Grammar. It is about 20 pages long and includes a
thumbnail sketch of UDG. Like many Native American languages, Jacaltec
has a a lot of complex agglutinative morphology, so this paper has
something to say about the relationship between morphology and syntax. 

Dan Maxwell
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Message 3: Landmarks in English Grammar

Date: Wed, 01 Apr 1998 15:56:05 +0000
From: G. Nelson <>
Subject: Landmarks in English Grammar


The Survey of English Usage, University College London, is pleased to 
announce the publication of "Landmarks in English Grammar: The Eighteenth 

Landmarks is a collection of five eighteenth-century grammars of English, 
bundled on a single CD-ROM together with Adobe Acrobat Reader. The 
collection consists of: 

Charles Gildon & John Brightland, A Grammar of the English Tongue, 1711 

Joseph Priestley, Rudiments of English Grammar, 1761 

Robert Lowth, A Short Introduction to English Grammar, 1762 

John Ash, Grammatical Institutes, 1763 

Lindley Murray, English Grammar, 1795 

Each grammar has been comprehensively indexed for grammatical terms and for 
citations from authors such as Swift, Pope, Addison, and Steele. Acrobat's 
search facility allows users to follow index entries across the whole 

The Landmarks CD-ROM costs 50 pounds sterling (+17.5% VAT for purchasers 
within the European Union).

For more information - and some screen shots - please see our web site at:
- -----------------------------------------------------
Dr Gerald Nelson,
Survey of English Usage,
University College London, 
Gower St,
London WC1E 6BT, UK

Telephone: 0171-419-3120 (direct line)

Fax: 0171-916-2054
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